[ri-spon-siv] /rɪˈspɒn sɪv/
especially readily and sympathetically to appeals, efforts, influences, etc.:
a responsive government.
Physiology. acting in , as to some stimulus.
characterized by the use of :
reacting or replying quickly or favourably, as to a suggestion, initiative, etc
(of an organism) reacting to a stimulus
early 15c., “making answer,” from Middle French responsif and directly from Late Latin responsivus “answering,” from Latin respons-, past participle stem of respondere (see respond). Meaning “responding to influence or action” is from 1762. Related: Responsively; responsiveness.
[ri-stawr-uh-tiv, -stohr-] /rɪˈstɔr ə tɪv, -ˈstoʊr-/ adjective 1. serving to ; pertaining to . 2. capable of renewing health or strength. noun 3. a restorative agent, means, or the like. 4. a means of a person to consciousness: Smelling salts serve as a restorative. /rɪˈstɒrətɪv/ adjective 1. tending to revive or renew health, spirits, etc […]
[non-ri-streynt] /ˌnɒn rɪˈstreɪnt/ noun 1. absence or lack of .
[ri-strik-tid] /rɪˈstrɪk tɪd/ adjective 1. confined; limited. 2. 3. limited to or admitting only members of a particular group or class: a restricted neighborhood; a restricted hotel. /rɪˈstrɪktɪd/ adjective 1. limited or confined 2. not accessible to the general public or (esp US) out of bounds to military personnel 3. (Brit) denoting or in a […]
[non-ri-strik-tiv] /ˌnɒn rɪˈstrɪk tɪv/ adjective 1. not or limiting. 2. Grammar. descriptive of a modified element rather than limiting of the element’s meaning: a nonrestrictive modifier. Compare (def 4). /ˌnɒnrɪˈstrɪktɪv/ adjective 1. not restrictive or limiting 2. (grammar) denoting a relative clause that is not restrictive Compare restrictive (sense 2)