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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sensitivity  \Sen`si*tiv"i*ty\,  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.  --Hickok. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  (physiology)  responsiveness  to  external  stimuli: 
  "sensitivity  to  pain"  [syn:  {sensitiveness},  {sensibility}] 
  2:  the  ability  to  respond  to  physical  stimuli  or  to  register 
  small  physical  amounts  or  differences:  "a  galvanometer  of 
  extreme  sensitivity" 
  3:  sensitivity  to  emotional  feelings  (of  self  and  others)  [syn: 
  4:  susceptibility  to  a  pathogen  [syn:  {predisposition}] 
  5:  the  ability  to  respond  to  affective  changes  in  your 
  interpersonal  environment  [syn:  {sensitiveness}]  [ant:  {insensitivity}, 

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