Definitions for "sensitivity"
Synonymous with Depth, the adjustment that determines how deep or small a target can be detected - the higher the sensitivity, the greater the detection depth
When talking about riometer experiments, sensitivity refers to the minimum change in sky temperature (measured in Kelvin (K)) that can be detected by the given riometer system. It is also important how big the area is that is affected by the temperature change. Generally, the requirements the antenna system has to fulfil in order to achieve the required spatial resolution are harder to fulfil than the requirements for a reasonable sensitivity. This means that, in general, one need not worry about the sensitivity being too low.
Ability of a test or measure to identify individuals with the target disorder.
Keywords:  spl, decibel, watt, loudspeaker, lux
A term used with microphones to indicate how well a microphone will pick up the sound from the voice or instrument. Sensitivity is affected by such things as distance to the sound source, manufacturer (some mics just pick up better than others), gain on the amplifier, directionality, resonance of the room (feedback), etc.
How well you can receive weak radio signals; phones with greater sensitivity work better when receiving weak signals than those with lower sensitivity.
The level of random noise in the temperature measurement.
Sound pressure level required to make a speech processor behave in a particular way, e.g. generate a T Level stimulus.
an exaggerated body energy response to a specific stimulus
often used to describe the degree to which exposure to a stimulus (such as severe weather) could affect a receptor (such as a coastline, or an agricultural crop). Also used to analyze what difference it makes to change one or more values for variables in equations used to model physical or socioeconomic systems.
Keywords:  emulsion, stimuli, iso, reacts, degree
Degree of exposure to some source of risk.
Expression of the nature of a photographic emulsion's response to light. Can be concerned with degree of sensitivity as expressed by film speed or response to light of various colours (spectral sensitivity).
(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; "sensitivity to pain"
Refers to either: the Resilience of a particular receptor to a given Hazard. For example, frequent sea water Flooding may have considerably greater impact on a fresh water habitat, than a brackish lagoon; or: the change in a result or conclusion arising from a specific perturbation in input values or assumptions.
The tendency of a dynamical system (sometimes chaotic) to change dramatically with only small perturbations.
when you feel and know things about others, before they have a chance to tell you - part of your psychic ability to read someone else
There are two types, psychological, and psychic. The first is a personality trait. The second is psychic awareness or knowing, and is related to the color cream.
The characteristic of being sensitive; a state of being delicately aware of the feeling, beliefs, and attitudes of other people. Sensitivity is one of the most important characteristics of a good RP.
A measure of the ease with which an explosive can be initiated. Various types of sensitivity are expressed as: cap sensitivity, impact sensitivity, bullet sensitivity.
A measure of how well a scale shows differences among people.
The measure of the potential for the site to contain significant cultural resources.
susceptibility to a pathogen
The susceptibility of an organism (e.g. HIV) to inactivation or death by a drug.
Keywords:  dentin, hypersensitivity, see
see dentin hypersensitivity
the potential for a water source to become contaminated based on the intrinsic hydrogeologic characteristics of the watershed or aquifer.
The intolerance of a habitat, community or individual (or individual colony) of a species to damage or death from an external factor (Hiscock, 1996).
Exposure to a risk factor.
Effectiveness of drugs on patients. Effects and efficacy of the same drug vary from patient to patient.
A measure of the amount of negative pressure that must be generated by a patient in order to trigger a mechanical ventilator into the inspiratory phase
a state of being responsive to an occurrence or substance.
A rating that indictates the response of a photodetector to specified light intensity.
Keywords:  iodized, chiefly, silver, science, arts
The quality or state of being sensitive; -- used chiefly in science and the arts; as, the sensitivity of iodized silver.
Keywords:  wlll, equated, loosely, depth, highest
Loosely equated to a depth control, ground conditions wlll determine the highest sensitivity settings allowed on a particular site.
Keywords:  tingle, tight, react, feeling, patches
sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
Only a small % are sensitive. The skin will react with application by becoming slightly red and it may tingle and feel dry. There may be a tight feeling and dry patches.
Sensitivity refers to information whose unauthorized disclosure, modification or unavailability would have an adverse effect on an Information Technology (IT) system. Normally expressed in terms of confidentiality, integrity, availability and value.
Keywords:  allergy, bit
a bit like an allergy
in a diaphragm, the absence of resistance to displacement by light fluid pressures.
Usually used when discussing MLS. A sensitivity level is a term used to describe how important or secret the data should be. As the sensitivity level increases, so does the importance of the data.
An adaptive state in which a person develops a group of adverse symptoms to the environment, either internal or external.
Keywords:  scene, fall, necessary, picture, image
The amount of light necessary to fall on the image scene to provide a useful picture.
Keywords:  sequencer
Sequence Sequencer
when searching databases, this refers to finding a larger amount of information, some of which may be less relevant.
Keywords:  resolution, see
Keywords:  contrast, see
See contrast.
Keywords:  receiver, see
See receiver sensitivity.