Sensitivity meaning

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The proportion of individuals in a population that will be correctly identified when administered a test designed to detect the presence of a particular disease.
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Sensitivity is the quality of being tender, easily irritated or sympathetic.

An example of sensitivity is lights hurting someone's eyes.

An example of sensitivity is a person who gets upset very easily.

An example of sensitivity is how a friend treats another who's going through a tough time.

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The degree of response of a receiver or instrument to an incoming signal or to a change in the incoming signal, as in FM radio.
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The response or degree of response, as of a cell, tissue, or organism, to a chemical substance or stimulus, such as a toxin, infectious agent, hormone, allergen, or antigen.
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The quality of being sensitive.
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(statistics) The proportion of individuals in a population that will be correctly identified in a binary classification test.
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(electronics) The degree of response of an instrument to a change in an input signal.
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(photography) The degree of response of a film etc. to light of a specified wavelength.
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The degree of response to light, especially to light of a specified wavelength, as in photographic film.
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The proportion of individuals in a population with a particular disease or condition that are correctly identified when administered a test for that disease or condition.
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The condition or quality of being sensitive.
  • The responsiveness of an organ or organism to external stimuli.
  • The capacity of a receiver to respond to incoming signals.
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The quality or condition of being sensitive.
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The capacity of an organ or organism to respond to a stimulus.
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