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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·spon·si·ble /rɪˈspɑn(t)səbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·spon·si·ble a.
 1. Liable to respond; likely to be called upon to answer; accountable; answerable; amenable; as, a guardian is responsible to the court for his conduct in the office.
 2. Able to respond or answer for one's conduct and obligations; trustworthy, financially or otherwise; as, to have a responsible man for surety.
 3. Involving responsibility; involving a degree of accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a responsible office.
 Syn: -- Accountable; answerable; amenable.
 -- Re*spon*si*ble*ness, n. -- Re*spon*si*bly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held
             accountable; "a responsible adult"; "responsible
             journalism"; "a responsible position"; "the captain is
             responsible for the ship's safety"; "the cabinet is
             responsible to the parliament" [ant: irresponsible]
      2: being the agent or cause; "determined who was the
         responsible party"; "termites were responsible for the
         damage" [syn: responsible for(p)]
      3: having an acceptable credit rating; "a responsible borrower"
         [syn: creditworthy]