from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being sensitive.
- n. The capacity of an organ or organism to respond to stimulation.
- n. Electronics The degree of response of a receiver or instrument to an incoming signal or to a change in the incoming signal; the signal strength required by an FM tuner to reduce noise and distortion.
- n. The degree of response of a plate or film to light, especially to light of a specified wavelength.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being sensitive
- n. The ability of an organism or organ to respond to external stimuli
- n. The proportion of individuals in a population that will be correctly identified in a binary classification test.
- n. The degree of response of an instrument to a change in an input signal.
- n. The degree of response of a film etc. to light of a specified wavelength.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being sensitive; -- used chiefly in science and the arts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being sensitive; sensitiveness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
- n. sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
- n. (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
- n. susceptibility to a pathogen
- n. the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
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