noun, plural sen·si·tiv·i·ties for 2, 3.
- the ability of an organism or part of an organism to react to stimuli; irritability.
- degree of susceptibility to stimulation.
- the ability of a radio device to react to incoming signals, expressed as the minimum input signal required to produce a specified output signal with a given noise level.
- the input, as voltage, current, or the like, required to produce full deflection in an electric measuring device, expressed as the ratio of the response to the magnitude of the input quantity.
Origin of sensitivity
Synonyms for sensitivity
Related Words for sensitivitynervousness, subtlety, sympathy, sense, feeling, awareness, susceptibility, consciousness, delicacy, sensation, acuteness, receptiveness, sensitiveness, reactivity, impressionability, reactiveness
Examples from the Web for sensitivity
Contemporary Examples of sensitivity
Neither individual would go on the record due to the sensitivity of discussing personnel matters.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute
December 22, 2014
Of course there was no official way to have these interviews given the sensitivity of the topic.
She said the defining characteristic of her husband was his sensitivity.
His sensitivity to this problem came out in his first sharp disagreement with his boss, VMI superintendent Francis H. Smith.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition
October 3, 2014
Historical Examples of sensitivity
Is it connected with the phenomena of exteriorization of sensitivity or motivity?The Problems of Psychical Research
But how can a magnet increase the sensitivity of a vacuum tube?The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice
Valentine Mitchel was, however, a young man of some sensitivity.Gladiator
In vers libre his musical chances are but in sensitivity and invention.Instigations
There are several factors that determine the sensitivity of the method.The Atomic Fingerprint