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responsiveness

[ ri-spon-siv-nis ]
/ rɪˈspɒn sɪv nɪs /
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noun

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.

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Also re·spon·siv·i·ty [ri-spon-siv-i-tee, ree-spon-]. /rɪ spɒnˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˌri spɒn-/.

Origin of responsiveness

First recorded in 1840–50; responsive + -ness
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