- state or character of being susceptible: susceptibility to disease.
- capacity for receiving mental or moral impressions; tendency to be emotionally affected.
- susceptibilities, capacities for emotion; feelings: His susceptibilities are easily wounded.
Origin of susceptibility
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2. See sensibility.
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Examples from the Web for susceptibility
One, creative fields differ in many respects, ranging from cost of production to susceptibility to digital copying.What Would IP Free Industries Look Like? Probably Not Like Restaurants.
October 16, 2012
The susceptibility of otherwise sane folks to End Times enthusiasms is odd but perhaps a bit predictable.A Reality Check for the Doomsday Unhinged
May 21, 2011
Our new hero has found that his capacity for love and his susceptibility to loss are more powerful than his hunger for tail.Has Bond Lost His Balls?
November 3, 2008
The total renovation of the heart is evinced by susceptibility of conscience.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
This increases the susceptibility to softening from storm water or ground water.American Rural Highways
T. R. Agg
The worst fault of the test is its susceptibility to the influence of schooling.The Measurement of Intelligence
Lewis Madison Terman
They are somewhat ambiguous as to their susceptibility to comparison.
The difficulty was to overcome its susceptibility to attrition.Mizora: A Prophecy
Mary E. Bradley
- the quality or condition of being susceptible
- the ability or tendency to be impressed by emotional feelings; sensitivity
- (plural) emotional sensibilities; feelings
- Also called: electric susceptibility(of a dielectric) the amount by which the relative permittivity differs from unitySymbol: Χ
- Also called: magnetic susceptibility(of a magnetic medium) the amount by which the relative permeability differs from unitySymbol: Κ
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