• WordNet 3.6
    • n responsiveness the quality of being responsive; reacting quickly; as a quality of people, it involves responding with emotion to people and events
    • n responsiveness responsive to stimulation
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n responsiveness The state of being responsive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • n Responsiveness the state of being responsive
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  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    “Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities.”
  • Louise L. Hay
    Louise L. Hay
    “We are each responsible for all of our experiences.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.”
  • Josiah Gilbert Holland
    “Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.”
  • H. L. Hunt
    H. L. Hunt
    “Each is responsible for his own actions.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. respondēre, responsumre-, back, spondēre, to promise.


In literature:

But there came no response.
"Danger" by T. S. Arthur
She removed the explosive headgear and came forward in response to the light keeper's command.
"Galusha the Magnificent" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Abroad and at home, the key to those new responsibilities lies in the placing and the division of responsibility.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
But responsibilities which had been lightly assumed clung like the shirt of Nessus.
"The River War" by Winston S. Churchill
But Mr. Parr, as became a person of his responsibility, had been more moderate in his comment.
"The Inside of the Cup, Complete" by Winston Churchill
And who was responsible for all this luxury and laxity?
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
In response Chilcote drew his match-box from his pocket and struck a light.
"The Masquerader" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
All my financial responsibilities were to be shifted to his shoulders.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
If God is responsible for Man's existence, God is responsible for Man's act.
"God and my Neighbour" by Robert Blatchford
Muslim soldiers are as responsible for the result of the war as any others.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi

In poetry:

She wept; then raised her head, and swung
The aged wheel with whispering whir;
And as it turned, it softly sung
(In fancy) this response to her:—
"The Dreaming Wheel" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
Shine in our darkness, Light of light,
Our minds illumine, disperse our night;
Make us responsive to Thy will;
Our souls with all Thy fullness fill.
"Lord of Our Life, Whom We Fear" by Samuel Francis Smith
There are two Hearts whose movements thrill,
In unison so closely sweet,
That Pulse to Pulse responsive still
They Both must heave, or cease to beat.
"Stanzas To Jessy" by Lord George Gordon Byron
'Tis said but a name is friendship,
Soulless, and shallow, and vain;
That the human heart ne'er beats in response,
Or echoes sweet sympathy's strain.
"Lines To Mrs. Isabel Peace" by Mary Weston Fordham
"Be thine to pour these vales along
Some artless Shepherd's evening song;
While Night's sweet bird, from yon high spray
Responsive, listens to his lay.
"The Botanic Garden (Part VIII)" by Erasmus Darwin
Beneath, lake, wood, and peopled vale,
Hushed by that presence grand and grave,
Are silent, save the cricket's wail,
And low response of leaf and wave.
"Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Personalization Sends E-Mail Response Soaring.
They smile, they laugh on cue, and they have a rehearsed response for every conventional interview question.
The response from neighbors was swift and negative.
MERET Products Launches a New Brand of Sport Medical Response Equipment for Athletic Training and Medical Professionals.
Vitamin E inhibits IgE responses to allergic stimuli in animals.
In response, I received a torrent of outraged mail.
Emergency Response Teams Attend to Dogs and Cats in Gulf Coast.
Quality + environmental responsibility increase attractiveness of US manufacturing.
Many traditionalists, including yours truly, appreciated the response.
Quality wireless audio performance with subtle bass response.
WASHINGTON — Walgreens and Rx Response on Monday announced a new healthcare collaboration developed to help ensure patient access to medications following a natural disaster.
WASHINGTON — With state and local governments handling the bulk of the immediate response to Hurricane Sandy, federal officials here were left with one critical role: bankrolling the effort.
Steven Levitt's response to Scheiber's argument, and Scheiber's response to Levitt.
Some of it is due to not wanting to accept change, other responses are due to not accepting the responses that address the issue and last, some issues are incredibly valid.
NEW ORLEANS – The Navy's "MZ-3A Airship" is currently en route to the Gulf Coast to be used in the Deepwater Horizon response, the largest oil spill response in history.

In science:

In particular, following the suggestion to focus at the T=0 Hall constant within linear response theory , the RH of a hole in the t − J model was analyzed and a numerical method was proposed for calculating the Hall response in ladder systems .
Reactive Hall response
Furthermore, at this point we will consider the “screening” (or slow) response in the y−direction, by taking the (q , ω ) limits in the order ω → 0 first and q → 0 last; in the usual “transport” (or fast) response the limits are in the opposite order .
Reactive Hall response
IV the dynamic linear response is given, and in Sec. V the corresponding results for the third-order nonlinear response are derived.
Dynamics of relaxor ferroelectrics
From this follows (11) in the preasymptotic regime and (12) in the asymptotic regime, which account for the crossover of the response function in Fig. 7 in terms of the balance between the rate of growth of the single interface response and the rate of loss of interfaces.
Off equilibrium response function in the one dimensional random field Ising model
However, if the limit h0 → 0 is taken next, the response function sticks to eχ(x, z = ∞), which is not the linear response function of the pure model.
Off equilibrium response function in the one dimensional random field Ising model