Definition of responsive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈspɒnsɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɑːnsɪv//
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  1. 1[not usually before noun] responsive (to somebody/something) reacting quickly and in a positive way Firms have to be responsive to consumer demand. a flu virus that is not responsive to treatment
  2. 2responsive (to somebody/something) reacting with interest or enthusiasm synonym receptive The club is responsive to new ideas. a responsive and enthusiastic audience
  3. 3(computing) used to describe a website, etc. that changes to suit the kind of device you are using it on, for example by changing the size of the text or the way that items are arranged on the screen
  4. opposite unresponsive
    Word Originlate Middle English: from French responsif, -ive or late Latin responsivus, from respons- ‘answered’, from the verb respondere, from re- ‘again’ + spondere ‘to pledge’.Extra examples The company is highly responsive to changes in demand. What conditions can make governments more responsive to the public? culturally responsive classroom management
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