- sensitivity sen‧si‧tiv‧i‧ty [ˌsensˈtɪvti] noun [uncountable]1. the degree to which something is likely to be affected by something else:
• Because of their sensitivity to aluminum ingot prices, both companies expect a fall in profits.
• Particular areas of sensitivity include future profits and asset values.ˈprice sensiˌtivity ECONOMICSthe degree to which a change in the price of something leads to a change in the amount sold or that could possibly be sold; = PRICE ELASTICITY:
• The lengthy recession has increased price sensitivity and pressured profit margins.2. the quality information has if it needs to be kept secret, and not available to everyone:
• the sensitivity of data such as email
* * *sensitivity UK US /ˌsensɪˈtɪvəti/ noun [U]► the quality of being easily influenced or affected by something: »
The preference may be for stocks with less interest-rate sensitivity.► the fact of a subject, situation, etc. needing to be dealt with carefully or kept secret: »
He spoke anonymously because of the sensitivity of the issue.► an ability to understand what other people need, and be helpful to them: »
As a manager, she handles inter-personal issues with great sensitivity.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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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. [1913 Webster] Sensitivity and emotivity have also been used as the scientific term for the capacity of… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
sensitivity — 1803, from SENSITIVE (Cf. sensitive) + ITY (Cf. ity). Sensitivity training attested by 1954 … Etymology dictionary
sensitivity — sensitivity. = susceptibility (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
sensitivity — sensitivity. См. чувствительность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
sensitivity — index discretion (quality of being discreet), insight, sensibility, understanding (tolerance) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
sensitivity — [n] responsiveness to stimuli acuteness, affectibility, awareness, consciousness, delicacy, feeling, impressionability, nervousness, reactiveness, reactivity, receptiveness, sensation, sense, sensitiveness, subtlety, susceptibility, sympathy;… … New thesaurus
sensitivity — ► NOUN (pl. sensitivities) 1) the quality or condition of being sensitive. 2) (sensitivities) a person s feelings which might be easily offended or hurt … English terms dictionary
sensitivity — [sen΄sə tiv′ə tē] n. the condition or quality of being sensitive; specif., a) the responsiveness of an organ or organism to external stimuli b) Radio TV the capacity of a receiver to respond to incoming signals … English World dictionary
sensitivity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ extreme, great, high ▪ This is a matter of great sensitivity. ▪ a poet of great sensitivity ▪ low ▪ … Collocations dictionary