[ ri-spon-siv-nis ]
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  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.

Origin of responsiveness

First recorded in 1840–50; responsive + -ness
  • Also re·spon·siv·i·ty [ri-spon-siv-i-tee, ree-spon-]. /rɪ spɒnˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˌri spɒn-/.

Words Nearby responsiveness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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