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Definición de “sensitivity” en inglés

sensitivity

noun uk   /ˌsen.sɪˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/ us    /-səˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/ (also sensitiveness)

sensitivity noun (KINDNESS)

C1 [C or U] an ability to understand what other people need, and be helpful and kind to them: The police showed commendable sensitivity in their handling of the case.Sympathy and compassionEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion

sensitivity noun (UPSETTING)

C1 [U or C usually pl] the quality of being easily upset by the things people say or do, or causing people to be upset, embarrassed, or angry: I should have warned you about her sensitivity to criticism.Bad-temperedMaking people sad, shocked and upset [U] the fact of a situation, subject, etc. needing to be dealt with carefully in order to avoid upsetting people: Such is the sensitivity of the information that only two people are allowed to know it.Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand

sensitivity noun (REACTING EASILY)

[U or C] having a strong physical reaction to something: One of the side effects of the drug is an increased sensitivity to sunlight.Reacting and responding [U] the ability to record small changes in weight, temperature, etc.: The sensitivity of the machine provides us with extremely accurate data.Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores
(Definition of sensitivity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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