from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being susceptible.
- n. The capacity to be affected by deep emotions or strong feelings; sensitivity.
- n. Sensibilities; feelings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the condition of being susceptible; vulnerability
- n. emotional sensitivity
- n. electric susceptibility, a measure of how easily a dielectric polarizes in response to an external electric field (compare permittivity).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being susceptible; the capability of receiving impressions, or of being affected.
- n. Specifically, capacity for deep feeling or emotional excitement; sensibility, in its broadest acceptation; impressibility; sensitiveness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being susceptible; the capability of receiving impressions or change, or of being influenced or affected; sensitiveness.
- n. Capacity for feeling or emotion of any kind; sensibility: often in the plural.
- n. Specifically, a special tendency to experience emotion; peculiar mental sensitiveness.
- n. In medicine, an unusual predisposition toward infection or the attacks of infectious disease.
- n. In electricity, the ratio of the magnetization produced in a specimen of iron, or other material, to the magnetizing force.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being susceptible; easily affected
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The Chinese susceptibility is simply not the same as the Vietnamese or the Indonesians or the Turkish!
Duster, president of the American Sociological Association, writes that research on isosorbide dinitrate and hydralazine (BiDil), produced by NitroMed, incorrectly links a biological idea of race to heart disease and that socioeconomic factors better explain susceptibility to heart disease.
In this case cancer susceptibility is inherited in autosomal dominant manner.
In 42 previous one-day internationals, he had never opened the bowling but Graeme Smith judged that the conditions and Pietersen's long-term susceptibility to left-arm spin justified the gamble.
Biomarkers are useful in following the course of cancer and evaluating which therapeutic regimes are most effective for a particular type of cancer, as well as determining long-term susceptibility to cancer or recurrence.
The first piece, 'All alone,' I don't like, for these reasons: It possesses the fault of many pictures which I have noticed; more susceptibility is given to the child than he could possess.
"Teenagers who are exposed to cannabis have decreased serotonin transmission, which leads to mood disorders, as well as increased norepinephrine transmission, which leads to greater long-term susceptibility to stress," Dr. Gobbi stated.
She said: "Teenagers who are exposed to cannabis have decreased serotonin transmission, which leads to mood disorders, as well as increased norepinephrine transmission, which leads to greater long-term susceptibility to stress."
The history of Athens demonstrated the weaknesses of a direct democracy, namely the susceptibility to demagoguery or “rabble rousing” rhetoric, and the founders considered it mob rule, but in the 19th Century, there was a widespread belief in the right to riot and vigilante justice, both forms of democracy.
Discussing the manner in which both the Right and the Left gravitated toward simplistic analyses, Schlesinger describes "an ancient national weakness -- that is, a susceptibility to the conspiratorial interpretation of history":
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