presusceptibility

susceptibility

[suh-sep-tuh-bil-i-tee]
noun, plural susceptibilities.
1.
state or character of being susceptible: susceptibility to disease.
2.
capacity for receiving mental or moral impressions; tendency to be emotionally affected.
3.
susceptibilities, capacities for emotion; feelings: His susceptibilities are easily wounded.

Origin:
1635–45; < Medieval Latin susceptibilitās, equivalent to susceptibil(is) susceptible + -itās- -ity

nonsusceptibility, noun
oversusceptibility, noun
presusceptibility, noun, plural presusceptibilities.
unsusceptibility, noun


2. See sensibility.
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susceptibility (səˌsɛptəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the quality or condition of being susceptible
2.  the ability or tendency to be impressed by emotional feelings; sensitivity
3.  (plural) emotional sensibilities; feelings
4.  physics
 a.  Also called: electric susceptibility, Χ (of a dielectric) the amount by which the relative permittivity differs from unity
 b.  Also called: magnetic susceptibility, Κ (of a magnetic medium) the amount by which the relative permeability differs from unity

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