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Meaning & Definition of Sensitivity in English

English

Sensitivity

/sɛnsɪtɪvɪti/

noun

1. (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli

  • The faculty of sensation
  • "Sensitivity to pain"
    synonym:
  • sensitivity
  • ,
  • sensitiveness
  • ,
  • sensibility

2. The ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences

  • "A galvanometer of extreme sensitivity"
  • "The sensitiveness of mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth"
    synonym:
  • sensitivity
  • ,
  • sensitiveness

3. Sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)

    synonym:
  • sensitivity
  • ,
  • sensitiveness

4. Susceptibility to a pathogen

    synonym:
  • sensitivity
  • ,
  • predisposition

5. The ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment

    synonym:
  • sensitivity
  • ,
  • sensitiveness