responsiveness

[ri-spon-siv-nis]
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, responsivity [ri-spon-siv-i-tee, ree-spon-] .


Origin:
1840–50; responsive + -ness

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responsive (rɪˈspɒnsɪv)
 
adj
1.  reacting or replying quickly or favourably, as to a suggestion, initiative, etc
2.  (of an organism) reacting to a stimulus
 
re'sponsively
 
adv
 
re'sponsiveness
 
n

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What is fun about electric cars is the responsiveness that comes from an electric motor's instant torque.
The beauty of this dog and her responsiveness go far to make the picture a thorough delight.
Still, the app's developer deserves credit for responsiveness.
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