Definition of Sensitivity

1. Noun. (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation. "Sensitivity to pain"




2. Noun. The ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences. "The sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth"
Exact synonyms: Sensitiveness
Generic synonyms: Physical Property
Specialized synonyms: Frequency Response
Attributes: Sensitive, Insensitive
Derivative terms: Sensitive

3. Noun. Sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others).
Exact synonyms: Sensitiveness
Generic synonyms: Feeling
Specialized synonyms: Oversensitiveness, Sensibility, Feelings
Attributes: Sensitive, Insensitive
Derivative terms: Sensitive, Sensitive

4. Noun. Susceptibility to a pathogen.

5. Noun. The ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment.
Exact synonyms: Sensitiveness
Specialized synonyms: Antenna, Feeler, Defensiveness, Perceptiveness
Generic synonyms: Ability
Antonyms: Insensitiveness, Insensitivity
Derivative terms: Sensitive, Sensitive

Definition of Sensitivity

1. n. The quality or state of being sensitive; -- used chiefly in science and the arts; as, the sensitivity of iodized silver.

Definition of Sensitivity

1. Noun. The quality of being sensitive ¹

2. Noun. The ability of an organism or organ to respond to external stimuli ¹

3. Noun. (statistics) The proportion of individuals in a population that will be correctly identified in a binary classification test. ¹

4. Noun. (electronics) The degree of response of an instrument to a change in an input signal. ¹

5. Noun. (photography) The degree of response of a film etc. to light of a specified wavelength. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sensitivity

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Medical Definition of Sensitivity

1. Similar to responsively of an image pickup tube but numerically different. The signal current developed in an image pickup tube per unit incident radiation density (watt per unit area) or illuminance (lux on the faceplate). Unless otherwise specified, the radiation is understood to be that of an unfiltered incandescent source at 2854 or 2856[[macron]]K. (05 Aug 1998)

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Literary usage of Sensitivity

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1. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1894)
"He concludes that this sensitivity belongs to the deeper tissues and not to the ... This is termed deep sensitivity, and it comprises an appreciation of a ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1918)
"D, in fact, shows greater sensitivity at the elbow and thus a divergence ; and both D and M show a decrease in sensitivity at the palm and so a convergence. ..."

3. Electrical Measurements by Frank Arthur Laws (1917)
"If this be doubled by changing H, the sensitivity will be increased fourfold, ... The sensitivity of modern research galvanometers with very delicate ..."

4. Electrical Measurements by Frank Arthur Laws (1917)
"The sensitivity of modern research galvanometers with very delicate suspended ... In comparing instruments, the sensitivity must be reduced to the value it ..."

5. Electrical Measurements by Frank Arthur Laws (1917)
"The sensitivity of modern research galvanometers with very delicate suspended ... In comparing instruments, the sensitivity must be reduced to the value it ..."

6. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The overall sensitivity of the electrocardiographic diagnosis of LVH was 6.9% ... sensitivity of the electrocardiogram (ECG) for LVH was marginally lower in ..."

7. Probability of Sea Level Rise by James G. Titus, Vijay K. Narayanan (1998)
"fifth columns in Table 7-5 use a range for the climate's sensitivity to a ... sensitivity Analysis of Variation Given the large number of parameters used in ..."

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