Responsibility vs. Responsiveness

Responsibility vs. Responsiveness — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Responsibility and Responsiveness

Responsibilitynoun

The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

Responsibility is a heavy burden.

Responsivenessnoun

The quality or state of being responsive.

Responsibilitynoun

A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.

Why didn't you clean the house? That was your responsibility!The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world - Harry S. Truman

Responsivenessnoun

The ability of a machine to adjust to external influences.

The responsiveness of my old PC is nearly zero!

Responsibilitynoun

(military) The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success.

Responsivenessnoun

responsive to stimulation

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Responsibilitynoun

(military) The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual.

Responsivenessnoun

the quality of being responsive; reacting quickly; as a quality of people, it involves responding with emotion to people and events

Responsibilitynoun

the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force;

we must instill a sense of duty in our childrenevery right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty

Responsibilitynoun

the proper sphere or extent of your activities;

it was his province to take care of himself

Responsibilitynoun

a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct;

he holds a position of great responsibility