responsiveness

[ri-spon-siv-nis]
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noun
  1. the quality or state of being responsive.
  2. 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 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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Historical Examples of responsiveness

  • And this seemed to be the extent of his responsiveness for the moment.

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

  • It had, he felt, made a difference, not only in the size but the responsiveness of his audiences.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • Gratitude, responsiveness, imply health and energy, past or present.

    Robert Elsmere

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • He looked at her with a strange lack of responsiveness when she entered the room.

  • In its turn the voice steadily improves in its responsiveness to the ear.