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responsive

[ ri-spon-siv ]
/ rɪˈspɒn sɪv /
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adjective
responding especially readily and sympathetically to appeals, efforts, influences, etc.: a responsive government.
Physiology. acting in response, as to some stimulus.
characterized by the use of responses: responsive worship.
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Origin of responsive

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Late Latin word respōnsīvus.See response, -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for responsive

responsive
/ (rɪˈspɒnsɪv) /

adjective
reacting or replying quickly or favourably, as to a suggestion, initiative, etc
(of an organism) reacting to a stimulus

Derived forms of responsive

responsively, adverbresponsiveness, noun
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