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Noun: sensitivity  ,sen-su'ti-vu-tee
  1. (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
    "sensitivity to pain";
    - sensitiveness, sensibility
  2. The ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
    "a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity";
    - sensitiveness
  3. Responsiveness to emotional feelings (of oneself and others)
    - sensitiveness
  4. Susceptibility to a pathogen
    - predisposition
  5. The ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
    - sensitiveness

Derived forms: sensitivities

See also: desensitising [Brit], desensitizing, insensitive, sensitising [Brit], sensitive, sensitizing

Type of: ability, feeling, physical property, sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency, susceptibility, susceptibleness

Antonym: insensitiveness

Encyclopedia: Sensitivity