Definitions for: Sensitivity

[n] the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
[n] the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences; "a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity"
[n] (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; "sensitivity to pain"
[n] sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
[n] susceptibility to a pathogen

Webster (1913) Definition: Sen`si*tiv"i*ty, 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. --Hickok.

Synonyms: predisposition, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitiveness, sensitiveness

Antonyms: insensitiveness, insensitivity

See Also: ability, antenna, diathesis, exteroception, feeler, feeling, feelings, frequency response, habitus, hypersensitivity, hypersensitivity, interoception, oversensitiveness, perceptiveness, photosensitivity, physical property, radiosensitivity, reactivity, responsiveness, sensation, sense, sensibility, sensitisation, sensitization, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency, susceptibility, susceptibleness

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