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Meaning of SENSITIVITY

Pronunciation:  `sensi'tivitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
  2. [n]  the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences; "a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity"
  3. [n]  (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; "sensitivity to pain"
  4. [n]  sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
  5. [n]  susceptibility to a pathogen
 

SENSITIVITY is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: predisposition, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitiveness, sensitiveness
 
 Antonyms: insensitiveness, insensitivity
 
 See Also: ability, antenna, diathesis, exteroception, feeler, feeling, feelings, frequency response, habitus, hypersensitivity, hypersensitivity, interoception, oversensitiveness, perceptiveness, photosensitivity, physical property, radiosensitivity, reactivity, responsiveness, sensation, sense, sensibility, sensitisation, sensitization, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency, susceptibility, susceptibleness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sen`si*tiv"i*ty\, n.
The quality or state of being sensitive; -- used chiefly in
science and the arts; as, the sensitivity of iodized silver.

      Sensitivity and emotivity have also been used as the
      scientific term for the capacity of feeling. --Hickok.

 

 

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