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Sensitivity  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."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Sensitivity" Quotes from Famous Books



... to settle this fundamental question, we must study carefully the scope and limits of this activity, which we have termed "Feeling," and which is known under many names—as, sensation, sensibility, sensitivity, ...
— Pedagogics as a System • Karl Rosenkranz

... assumption that the eye becomes fatigued by gazing at the colour and gradually becomes insensitive to it. According to Newton's theory, if an eye thus affected looks at a white surface, the sum of all the colours comes from there to meet it, while the eye has a reduced sensitivity to the particular colour it has been gazing at. And so among the totality of colours constituting the 'white' light, this one is more or less non-existent for the eye. The remaining colours are then believed to cause the ...
— Man or Matter • Ernst Lehrs



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