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English definition of “sensitivity”

sensitivity

noun [U]     /ˌsensɪˈtɪvəti/
the quality of being easily influenced or affected by something: The preference may be for stocks with less interest-rate sensitivity.
the fact of a subject , situation , etc. needing to be dealt with carefully or kept secret : He spoke anonymously because of the sensitivity of the issue .
an ability to understand what other people need, and be helpful to them: As a manager , she handles inter-personal issues with great sensitivity.
(Definition of sensitivity noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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