responsible

Definitions

General English

  • adjective looking after something and so likely to be blamed if something goes wrong
  • adjective reliable and able to be trusted to be sensible

General Science

  • adjective causing something

Aviation

  • adjective directing or being in charge, and open to blame if something goes wrong

Commerce

  • adjective (person) who is sensible or who can be trusted

Information & Library Science

  • adjective involving important duties and the need to make decisions

Medical

  • adjective referring to something which is the cause of something else

Military

  • adjective having an obligation or duty to do something

Politics

  • adjective being answerable or accountable to someone or some group of people for the job you perform

Theater

  • Old-fashioned theatrical slang for a small, unspectacular, but essentialrole in a play. An actor who made a career from the reliable performance ofsuch roles would be termed a 'responsible' or 'responsibles'.

Travel

  • adjective in charge of something, taking decisions for something or directing something
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