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English definition of “responsive”

responsive

adjective uk   /rɪˈspɒn.sɪv/ us    /-ˈspɑːn-/
making a positive and quick reaction to something or someone: a responsive engine a responsive audience She wasn't responsive to questioning. The disease has proved responsive to the new treatment.
Opposite
Reacting and responding
responsively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Reacting and responding
responsiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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