What does sensitivity mean?

Definitions for sensitivityˌsɛn sɪˈtɪv ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sensitivity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility(noun)

    (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation

    "sensitivity to pain"

  2. sensitivity, sensitiveness(noun)

    the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences

    "a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity"; "the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth"

  3. sensitivity, sensitiveness(noun)

    sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)

  4. sensitivity, predisposition(noun)

    susceptibility to a pathogen

  5. sensitivity, sensitiveness(noun)

    the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment

Wiktionary

  1. sensitivity(Noun)

    The quality of being sensitive

  2. sensitivity(Noun)

    The ability of an organism or organ to respond to external stimuli

  3. sensitivity(Noun)

    The proportion of individuals in a population that will be correctly identified in a binary classification test.

  4. sensitivity(Noun)

    The degree of response of an instrument to a change in an input signal.

  5. sensitivity(Noun)

    The degree of response of a film etc. to light of a specified wavelength.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sensitivity(noun)

    the quality or state of being sensitive; -- used chiefly in science and the arts; as, the sensitivity of iodized silver

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sensitivity' in Nouns Frequency: #2085

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensitivity in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensitivity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bryant McGill:

    When one learns to focus energy through surrender and sensitivity, they become free, and can access the expansiveness of endless possibility.

  2. Glastonbury State Representative Prasad Srinivasan:

    Our sensitivity on this important issue has been addressed and I am looking forward to the early release of their renamed and re-branded product.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The challenge is not to pen down a sensitivity thought with clarity and brevity, but then to make it understand or accept in totality to the vast majority.

  4. Kevin Daly:

    The outlook is tenuous for some countries, given the sensitivity for oil, investors will be a little bit more circumspect and demand a higher risk premium when it comes to these kind of commodities-sensitive countries in the current backdrop.

  5. Dag Hammarskjld:

    You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn't reserve a patch for

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