|—n , pl -ties|
|1.||the state or quality of being sensitive|
|2.||physiol the state, condition, or quality of reacting or being sensitive to an external stimulus, drug, allergen, etc|
|3.||electronics the magnitude or time of response of an instrument, circuit, etc, to an input signal, such as a current|
|4.||photog the degree of response of an emulsion to light or other actinic radiation, esp to light of a particular colour, expressed in terms of its speed|
sensitivity sen·si·tiv·i·ty (sěn'sĭ-tĭv'ĭ-tē)
The quality or condition of being sensitive.
The capacity of an organ or organism to respond to a stimulus.
The proportion of individuals in a population that will be correctly identified when administered a test designed to detect a particular disease, calculated as the number of true positive results divided by the number of true positive and false negative results.