Sensitivity may refer to:

  • Sensitivity (human), the strength of physical or emotional reaction in people
  • Sensitivity, the ability of an organism or organ to respond to external stimuli
  • Sensitivity (control systems), variations in process dynamics and control systems
  • Sensitivity (electronics)
  • Sensitivity (explosives), the degree to which an explosive can be initiated by impact, heat or friction
  • "Sensitivity" (song), a song by rhythm and blues singer Ralph Tresvant
  • "Sensitivity" (Shapeshifters song), the fourth single from music group Shapeshifters
  • Sensitivity and specificity, statistical measures of the performance of binary classification tests
  • Allergic sensitivity, the strength of a reaction to an allergy
  • Information sensitivity
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Film speed, film's sensitivity to light
  • "Sensitized", a song by Kylie Minogue from X

Famous quotes containing the word sensitivity:

    What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
    Mario Puzo (b. 1920)

    The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality.
    Patricia Meyer Spacks (b. 1929)

    The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)