What is the meaning of sensitivity?


  • Physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation. (
    • usage: "sensitivity to pain"
  • The ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences.
    • usage: "a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity"; "the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth"
  • Sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others.
  • Susceptibility to a pathogen.
  • The ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment.
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