[sen-si-tiv] /ˈsɛn sɪ tɪv/
endowed with ; having perception through the .
readily or excessively affected by external agencies or influences.
having acute mental or emotional sensibility; aware of and responsive to the feelings of others.
easily pained, annoyed, etc.
pertaining to or connected with the or .
Physiology. having a low threshold of or feeling.
responding to stimuli, as leaves that move when touched.
highly responsive to certain agents, as photographic plates, films, or paper.
affected or likely to be affected by a specified stimulus (used in combination):
involving work, duties, or information of a highly secret or delicate nature, especially in government:
a sensitive position in the State Department.
requiring tact or caution; delicate; touchy:
a sensitive topic.
constructed to indicate, measure, or be affected by small amounts or changes, as a balance or thermometer.
Radio. easily affected by external influences, especially by radio waves.
a person who is sensitive.
a person with psychic powers; medium.
having the power of sensation
responsive to or aware of feelings, moods, reactions, etc
easily irritated; delicate: sensitive skin
affected by external conditions or stimuli
of or relating to the senses or the power of sensation
capable of registering small differences or changes in amounts, quality, etc: a sensitive instrument
(photog) having a high sensitivity: a sensitive emulsion
connected with matters affecting national security, esp through access to classified information
(of a stock market or prices) quickly responsive to external influences and thus fluctuating or tending to fluctuate
late 14c., in reference to the body or its parts, “having the function of sensation;” also (early 15c.) “pertaining to the faculty of the soul that receives and analyzes sensory information;” from Old French sensitif “capable of feeling” (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin sensitivus “capable of sensation,” from Latin sensus, past participle of sentire “feel perceive” (see sense (n.)).
Meaning “easily affected” (with reference to mental feelings) first recorded 1816; meaning “having intense physical sensation” is from 1849. Original meaning is preserved in sensitive plant (1630s), which is “mechanically irritable in a higher degree than almost any other plant” [Century Dictionary]. Meaning “involving national security” is recorded from 1953. Related: Sensitively; sensitiveness.
sensitive sen·si·tive (sěn’sĭ-tĭv)
[sen-si-tahyz] /ˈsɛn sɪˌtaɪz/ verb (used with object), sensitized, sensitizing. 1. to render . 2. Photography. to render (a film or the like) sensitive to light or other forms of radiant energy. 3. Immunology. to render sensitive to an antigenic substance. verb (used without object), sensitized, sensitizing. 4. to become sensitized. /ˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz/ verb 1. to make […]
[ri-pleys] /rɪˈpleɪs/ verb (used with object), replaced, replacing. 1. to assume the former role, position, or function of; substitute for (a person or thing): Electricity has replaced gas in lighting. 2. to provide a substitute or equivalent in the of: to replace a broken dish. 3. to restore; return; make good: to replace a sum […]
[sep-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌsɛp əˈreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an act or instance of separating or the state of being separated. 2. a place, line, or point of parting. 3. a gap, hole, rent, or the like. 4. something that separates or divides. 5. Law. 6. Aerospace. the time or act of releasing a burned-out stage of […]
- Non seq.
1. . abbreviation 1. non sequitur Latin non sequitur (it does not follow)