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[ UK /sˌɛnsɪtˈɪvɪti/ ]
[ US /ˌsɛnsɪˈtɪvɪti/ ]
  1. the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
  2. the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
    a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity
    the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth
  3. susceptibility to a pathogen
  4. (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
    sensitivity to pain
  5. sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
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How To Use sensitivity In A Sentence

  • A single incident suggests a great deal about Hennepinhis prudery, his belligerence, his sensitivity.
  • Superficially, the rationale of the style would seem to be its conjuncture of sensitivity and showmanship.
  • Detecting by hydrogen flame ionization detector with gas chromatography increased sensitivity and decreased detection limit.
  • An instrument used to measure tactile sensitivity.
  • The pickup features an exclusive transducer that Guild claim offers advanced sensitivity and dynamic range as well as low noise levels.
  • T cells identify antigens, and the antigen-sensitised T cells produce cytokines and other soluble factors which mediate the hypersensitivity reaction, or else they develop cytotoxicity. The Different Types of Dairy Allergy
  • And the Puli will often show great sensitivity to the human's moods and feelings, actively communicating empathy.
  • For instance, the apparent lack of sensitivity of GLRs to amino acids could reflect the orientation of the proteins within the heterologous host membrane, rather than insensitivity to ligands.
  • In addition, two of the four dimensions that make up anxiety sensitivity -- the "fear of cognitive dyscontrol" and the "fear of publically observable anxiety symptoms" specifically predicted depression symptoms. Undefined
  • But the autumn of 1945 was not a time noted for sensitivity to the legal niceties of high treason.
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