Etymology
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sensitivity (n.)

"state of being sensitive" in any way, 1803, from sensitive + -ity. The specific meaning "delicacy of feeling, touchiness" is by 1851. Of mechanical devices by 1918. The psychological sensitivity training, meant to increase one's awareness of feelings and motives, is attested by 1954.

updated on May 05, 2022

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Definitions of sensitivity from WordNet

sensitivity (n.)
(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation;
sensitivity to pain
Synonyms: sensitiveness / sensibility
sensitivity (n.)
the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences;
a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity
Synonyms: sensitiveness
sensitivity (n.)
sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others);
Synonyms: sensitiveness
sensitivity (n.)
susceptibility to a pathogen;
Synonyms: predisposition
sensitivity (n.)
the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment;
Synonyms: sensitiveness
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