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sensitive 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈsensitiv/,
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Quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences,
  1. Quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences
    • - the new method of protein detection was more sensitive than earlier ones
    • - spiders are sensitive to vibrations on their web
  2. Easily damaged, injured, or distressed by slight changes
    • - the committee called for improved protection of wildlife in environmentally sensitive areas
  3. (of photographic materials) Prepared so as to respond rapidly to the action of light

  4. (of a market) Unstable and liable to quick changes of price because of outside influences

  5. (of a person or a person's behavior) Having or displaying a quick and delicate appreciation of others' feelings
    • - I pay tribute to the Minister for his sensitive handling of the bill
  6. Easily offended or upset
    • - I suppose I shouldn't be so sensitive
  7. Kept secret or with restrictions on disclosure to avoid endangering security
    • - he was suspected of passing sensitive information to other countries
Noun
  1. A person who is believed to respond to occult influences


  1. responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"
  2. medium: someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead; "he consulted several mediums"
  3. being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others; "sensitive to the local community and its needs"
  4. sensible: able to feel or perceive; "even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin"
  5. hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
  6. of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security
  7. A psychic (from the Greek ψυχικός psychikos—"of the mind, mental", also called sensitive) is a person who professes an ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through extrasensory perception (ESP), or is said by others to have such abilities. ...
  8. "Sensitive" is the second single by The Field Mice. It was released as a 7" vinyl record on Sarah Records in February 1989, and included a fold-out poster depicting a leaf.Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. ...
  9. (Sensitivity (control systems)) The controller parameter are typically matched to the process characteristics and since the process may change it is important that the controller parameters are chosen in such a way that the closed loop system is not sensitive to variations in process dynamics. ...
  10. (Sensitivity (electronic)) The sensitivity of an electronic device, such as a communications system receiver, or detection device, such as a PIN diode, is the minimum magnitude of input signal required to produce a specified output signal having a specified signal-to-noise ratio, or other ...
  11. (Sensitivity (explosives)) Sensitivity of explosives is the degree to which an explosive can be initiated by impact, heat, or friction.
  12. (Sensitivity (human)) The sensitivity or insensitivity of a human, often considered with regard to a particular kind of stimulus, is the strength of the feeling it results in, in comparison with the strength of the stimulus. The concept applies to physical as well as emotional feeling.
  13. One with a paranormal sensitivity to something that most cannot perceive; Responsive to stimuli; Of a person, easily offended, upset or hurt; Of an issue, capable of offending, upsetting or hurting; Accurate (instrument)
  14. (sensitiveness) The ability to perceive sensation; The ability to be aware of (and, usually, react with regard to) the feelings of others
  15. (sensitivity) The quality of being sensitive; The ability of an organism or organ to respond to external stimuli; The proportion of individuals in a population that will be correctly identified in a binary classification test; The degree of response of an instrument to a change in an input ...
  16. (Sensitivity) A measurement of how much power is required for a loudspeaker to achieve a certain output level. The general standard used is on-axis SPL(Sound Pressure Level) at 1 watt input, 1 meter distance.
  17. (Sensitivity) An epidemiologic measure of how often people who do have some condition are correctly identified by a test as having that condition (“true positives”) instead of as a “false negative” test result.
  18. (Sensitivity) In television, a factor expressing the incident illumination upon a specified scene required to produce a specified picture signal at the output terminals of a television camera.
  19. (sensitivity) the ability of an organism to be affected by a drug or other agent (e.g., a virus is sensitive to AZT if AZT is able to prevent viral replication). Sensitivity also refers to a statistical measure of the accuracy of a screening test, i.e. ...
  20. (Sensitivity) The ratio between electrical signal (output) and mechanical quantity (input).
  21. (Sensitivity) the relationship of analyte concentration to instrument response. Mathematically, this is the slope of the linear plot of "instrument response vs. analyte concentration". ...
  22. (Sensitivity) A camera's ability to reproduce a given scene with a given amount of light. Usually expressed in foot-candles or lux.
  23. (sensitivity) ability of a receiver to receive weak signals, measured in microvolts (mV); the lower the number, the more sensitive the receiver is
  24. Sensitivity is the degree to which a system is affected, either adversely or beneficially, by climate variability or climate change. ...
  25. (Sensitivity) The minimum change in input signal to which an instrument can respond.