[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 :
responsive worship.
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.


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