What does sensitivity mean?

Definitions for sensitivity
ˌsɛn sɪˈtɪv ɪ tisen·si·tiv·i·ty

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

How to pronounce sensitivity?

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How to say sensitivity in sign language?

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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

Examples of sensitivity in a Sentence

  1. Tessa Hill-Aston:

    This is showing no sensitivity to the family of Freddie Gray.

  2. Tom Sullivan:

    There was a sweet innocence about this child, there was a sensitivity to her.

  3. Michael Pfleger:

    He's got a great blend of a strength and a sensitivity that I've always admired.

  4. Rita Linkner:

    A sensitivity to the hormones called androgens manifests in the form of cystic acne.

  5. Vatsal Surti:

    To love someone. What does it mean?” “To be at the same level of sensitivity.”

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