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Sensitivity   /sˌɛnsɪtˈɪvɪti/   Listen
Sensitivity

noun
1.
(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation.  Synonyms: sensibility, sensitiveness.
2.
The ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences.  Synonym: sensitiveness.  "The sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth"
3.
Sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others).  Synonym: sensitiveness.
4.
Susceptibility to a pathogen.  Synonym: predisposition.
5.
The ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment.  Synonym: sensitiveness.



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"Sensitivity" Quotes from Famous Books



... powder had many important uses. Its sensitivity to flame, high rate of combustion, and high temperature of explosion made it a very suitable igniter or "booster," to insure the complete ignition of the propellant. Further, it was the main element in such modern projectile ...
— Artillery Through the Ages - A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America • Albert Manucy



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