Definitions for sensitivityˌsɛn sɪˈtɪv ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sen•si•tiv•i•tyˌsɛn sɪˈtɪv ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the state or quality of being sensitive.

  2. the ability of an organism or part of an organism to react to stimuli; irritability. degree of susceptibility to stimulation.

    Category: Physiology

  3. the ability of a radio or television receiver to respond to incoming signals.

    Category: Radio and Television, Electronics

Origin of sensitivity:

1795–1805

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sensitivity(noun)ˌsɛn sɪˈtɪv ɪ ti

    the fact of being sensitive

    sensitivity to light; a lack of cultural sensitivity; the sensitivity of the human ear

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


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