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.
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synonym study for sensitivity
OTHER WORDS FROM sensitivityan·ti·sen·si·tiv·i·ty, noun, plural an·ti·sen·si·tiv·i·ties, adjectivenon·sen·si·tiv·i·ty, noun, plural non·sen·si·tiv·i·ties.
Words nearby sensitivity
Example sentences from the Web for sensitivity
She said Eloy staff never cared about her or showed an iota of sensitivity.
When following our approach,5 the predictions regarding the generation of primordial gravity waves are so dramatically reduced that they would be undetectable by current methods and detector sensitivities.Schrödinger’s Cat When Nobody Is Looking - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Daniel Sudarsky|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
This body, made up of representatives from the federal government, will decide on the sensitivity of data and rule on any controversies.
Tuatara also appear to have an unusually high number of TRP genes, which are involved in making proteins tied to temperature sensitivity and regulation of body temperature.How tuatara live so long and can withstand cool weather|Jake Buehler|August 5, 2020|Science News
It should and will take deep thought as to how to approach a trending topic with sensitivity.How to use trending keywords from current events in content marketing|Gregg Schwartz|July 23, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Other major news outlets made the same decision, hiding behind a misplaced sense of multicultural sensitivity.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was Carol White, a ho-hum homemaker who finds herself besieged by multiple chemical sensitivity in Safe.
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.
Never had Dalgard been so shut out and with that his sensitivity to the night, to the world about him, was doubly acute.Star Born|Andre Norton
Sabo eased himself from the seat, tuning up his audios to their highest sensitivity, moving over to Brownie.Derelict|Alan Edward Nourse
He tried listening with maximum sensitivity but there were only remote confused murmurs.The Sensitive Man|Poul William Anderson
Such sensitivity is duplicated frequently in persons who are hard of hearing, and whom, therefore, we are likely to doubt.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
Yes; I remember his chart, he rates a high sensitivity, the rays work fast on types like that.The Brain|Alexander Blade