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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