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.
- sensitive fern,
- sensitive plant,
- sensitivity group,
- sensitivity training,
- sensitized antigen
Origin of sensitivity
Examples from the Web for 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|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition|Jay Michaelson|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This difference indicates the grade of sensitivity that the weights in the tray are designed to test.Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development|Francis Galton
But how can a magnet increase the sensitivity of a vacuum tube?The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice|Allen Chapman
Don't handle crystals with your fingers as this destroys their sensitivity.The Radio Amateur's Hand Book|A. Frederick Collins
Is it connected with the phenomena of exteriorization of sensitivity or motivity?The Problems of Psychical Research|Hereward Carrington
Her range, her sensitivity, and her power were immensely greater than Lola's; were probably equal to Garlock's own.The Galaxy Primes|Edward Elmer Smith