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Sensitivity  n.  The quality or state of being sensitive; used chiefly in science and the arts; as, the sensitivity of iodized silver. "Sensitivity and emotivity have also been used as the scientific term for the capacity of feeling."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Sensitivity" Quotes from Famous Books



... were us good as mental sensitivity, but I didn't think it wise to admit that I had been considering just exactly how to get to Scarmann. I was quickly and firmly convoyed home in a jetcopter but once I saw them take off I walked ...
— Stop Look and Dig • George O. Smith

... migrating creatures (lemmings, deer, gossamer spiders, winged ants) the same. Whatever explanation of these facts we favor—whether the possession of swifter and finer means of external communication than we can perceive, or whether a common and inner sensitivity to the genius of the Tribe (the "Spirit of the Hive") or to the promptings of great Nature around—in any case these facts of animal life appear to throw light on the possibilities of an accord and consent among the members of emaciated humanity, such as we dream of now, and seem to bid us ...
— Pagan & Christian Creeds - Their Origin and Meaning • Edward Carpenter

... cause convulsions, collapse and rapid death. Inasmuch as there were many proteins in the atmosphere at that time due to the unrestrained pollination of plants of every description, it was not surprising that they found as many as ten per cent of the white race afflicted with a slight pollen sensitivity which showed up seasonally by causing spasms of the smooth muscle of the respiratory system, ...
— The Sword and the Atopen • Taylor H. Greenfield



Words linked to "Sensitivity" :   sensitive, sentiency, feeler, photosensitivity, insensitiveness, responsiveness, sensory faculty, acuteness, insensitivity, frequency response, defensiveness, exteroception, sense, sensitising, diathesis, sensitiveness, susceptibleness, sensation, habitus, hypersensitivity, sensitisation, physical property, oversensitiveness, perceptiveness, sensibility, predisposition



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