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[ri-spon-siv-nis] /rɪˈspɒn sɪv nɪs/
the quality or state of being responsive.
Machinery. the ability of a machine or system to adjust quickly to suddenly altered external conditions, as of speed, load, or temperature, and to resume stable operation without undue delay.
Also, responsivity
[ri-spon-siv-i-tee, ree-spon-] /rɪ spɒnˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˌri spɒn-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of responsiveness
First recorded in 1840-50; responsive + -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So also is there responsiveness when we look upon the life of plants in the large.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • In its turn the voice steadily improves in its responsiveness to the ear.

    The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor
  • Sheer dare-deviltry would arouse in them a responsiveness which had remained numb to the call of industry.

    A Pagan of the Hills Charles Neville Buck
  • And this seemed to be the extent of his responsiveness for the moment.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • Gratitude, responsiveness, imply health and energy, past or present.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward

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