[ri-spon-siv-nis] /rɪˈspɒn sɪv nɪs/
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.
noun, Electronics. 1. the portion of an interrogator-responsor that receives and interprets the signals from a transponder.
noun, plural responsories. Ecclesiastical. 1. an anthem sung after a lection by a soloist and choir alternately. noun (pl) -ries 1. (Christianity) an anthem or chant consisting of versicles and responses and recited or sung after a lesson in a church service
noun, plural responsa [ri-spon-suh] /rɪˈspɒn sə/ (Show IPA) 1. the reply of a noted rabbi or Jewish scholar as rendered in the Responsa. noun (pl) -sa (-sə) 1. (Judaism) a written answer from a rabbinic authority to a question submitted
noun 1. a rounded mark or stain made by foreign matter, as mud, blood, paint, ink, etc.; a blot or speck. 2. something that mars one’s character or reputation; blemish; flaw. 3. a small blemish, mole, or lesion on the skin or other surface. 4. a small, circumscribed mark caused by disease, allergic reaction, decay, […]