- 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 re·spon·siv·i·ty [ri-spon-siv-i-tee, ree-spon-] /rɪ spɒnˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˌri spɒn-/.
Origin of responsiveness
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Examples from the Web for responsiveness
There are a few good ones, Antoine says, but he complained bitterly of a lack of responsiveness.Ground Zero of the NYPD Slowdown
January 1, 2015
The lesson we learned is to increase our readiness and responsiveness.Shocked by Ukraine Violence, NATO Prepares to Face Down Putin
October 12, 2014
Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning.Adrian Peterson’s ‘Whooping’ and Ray Rice’s Knockout Are Both Domestic Violence
September 13, 2014
Burton had promised that weakening the big shots would heighten the accountability and responsiveness of Congress.Memo: The Aaron Sorkin Model of Political Discourse Doesn't Actually Work
April 23, 2013
As a result, it has the feel and responsiveness of a much more local franchise.New Orleans' School Miracle
August 29, 2010
And this seemed to be the extent of his responsiveness for the moment.Alice Adams
It had, he felt, made a difference, not only in the size but the responsiveness of his audiences.The Prisoner
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.Children of the Desert
In its turn the voice steadily improves in its responsiveness to the ear.The Psychology of Singing
David C. Taylor