Susceptivity

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Susceptivity Capacity for receiving; susceptibility.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first U.S. patent for an animal was issued to Harvard University in 1988 for an oncomouse, a genetically engineered mouse that's susceptible to breast cancer. It's used to test anti-cancer therapies.
    • n susceptivity Capacity of admitting; susceptibility.
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic -- a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.”
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius%20Erasmus
    “Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.”
  • Dante Alighieri
    Dante%20Alighieri
    “The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.”

Usage

In literature:

And that is why the old masters play the deuce with our mere susceptibles.
"Man And Superman" by George Bernard Shaw
He was apprehensive of the consequences of her susceptibility of feeling; his heart was never proof against the shedding of tears.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Papa was so susceptible!
"Poor Miss Finch" by Wilkie Collins
Her mind is as nature formed it: it was not susceptible of cultivation.
"The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
He loved her, doubtless; but he was not susceptible, not ingenious, happily, in tormenting himself.
"The Red Lily, Complete" by Anatole France
Their susceptibilities demanded that they should escape from a city circle.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
It thrilled off the most susceptible of men.
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith
The Pfalzgraf pleaded a susceptible nostril.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
This pass is very susceptible of defence by a smaller against a larger force.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
He was a susceptible old goose.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
Mr Milburn, never so susceptible to delicate distinctions, looked upon the young Englishman with benevolent neutrality.
"The Imperialist" by (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
He had been in a glittering Indian exile long enough to be very susceptible.
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
No; it was Garstin's blatant way of speaking it that offended his susceptibilities.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
But these phenomena, however grand and interesting, seem susceptible of an easy explanation.
"The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races" by Arthur, comte de Gobineau
Susceptibility has this drawback: it is hard to concentrate it permanently on one person.
"The Wayfarers" by Mary Stewart Cutting
No, amiable Miss Blandford, I will not pain your generously susceptible heart.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
They thought nothing of this one, he was too susceptible and too full of conceit.
"The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A gasp of amazement, a prickle, a shudder, ran over the skin of that susceptible assembly.
""Persons Unknown"" by Virginia Tracy
That should relieve your agitated mental equilibrium to a conclusive susceptibility.
"Frank Merriwell's Triumph" by Burt L. Standish
It is a thoroughfare full of suggestions of the past, and they both were susceptible to its influences.
"The Intoxicated Ghost" by Arlo Bates
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In poetry:

Flesh-and-blood is weak and frail,
Susceptible to nervous shock;
While the True Church can never fail
For it is based upon a rock.
"The Hippopotamus" by T S Eliot

In news:

And then you're in danger of rusting your brake components from the inside, or having brake fluid that's susceptible to boiling under hard braking conditions.
And as your wise, honest and trustworthy mechanic told you, anti-lock braking system modules are particularly susceptible to moisture.
The device is, however, susceptible to strain in other ways — namely, power- browsing .
Interest is growing in using goats to help clear vegetation in areas susceptible to brush fire s.
Professional athletes are susceptible to over-training -- thinking they must run another mile, do more stairs, or do one more set.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — The flu, shingles and pneumonia are all illnesses that you do not want to get at any time in your life, but as you get older you become more susceptible.
JOHANNESBURG — Military doctors are treating South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela for a recurring lung infection, an ailment the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader remains susceptible to because of his age and his 27 years in prison.
Military doctors are treating South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela for a recurring lung infection, an ailment the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader remains susceptible to because of his age and his 27 years in prison.
NEW BATAAN, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government's geological hazard maps show why this farming community was largely washed away by a strong typhoon: "highly susceptible to flooding and landslides".
Simply suggesting that the Union could be susceptible to a letdown this week is a good indication of their rapid improvement.
Without comprehensive security measures, pharmaceuticals are susceptible to counterfeit, diversion, dilution, tampering and deliberate contamination ultimately compromising patient safety.
The Thomas Built Buses FleetShield corrosion protection treatments include Tuffcoat, EdgeCover and UnderGuard, each offered to shield specific vehicle parts that are particularly susceptible to corrosion and weather damage.
The new FleetShield, for the Saf-T-Liner C2, includes three different treatments to shield specific vehicle parts that are particularly susceptible to corrosion and weather damage.
Terror arrests highlight susceptibility of new Muslim converts to radical ideology .
Research suggests people with bad sleep may be more susceptible to Alzheimer's.
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In science:

Then, the ensemble average of the susceptibility in the high temperature regime on the small-world network in the large N limit is exactly given by kT χ = kT χ0(T )/[1 − p tanh(J/kT )kT χ0(T )], where χ0 (T ) is the susceptibility at temperature T on the local lattice with no shortcuts added.
Systematic Series Expansions for Processes on Networks
In the contact process, sites are labeled either susceptible or infected, and an infected site can infect susceptible neighbors at rate λ, while it can recover and become susceptible with unit rate.
Systematic Series Expansions for Processes on Networks
For the SIR model, at t = ∞ all nodes are either susceptible or removed with no nodes susceptible.
Systematic Series Expansions for Processes on Networks
Within the regime of glassy dynamics, susceptibilities cq (w) and moduli wmq (w) are related by Eq. (3b); and at the critical point, susceptibilities and moduli are both described by the universal power law wa .
The Cole-Cole Law for Critical Dynamics in Glass-Forming Liquids
This is obvious from Fig. 6 where we show baryon number and strangeness susceptibilities rather than light and strange quark number susceptibilities.
Recent lattice results on finite temperature and density QCD, part I
At low frequency the RPA susceptibility is strongly enhanced over the unrenormalized susceptibility.
Neutron scattering as a probe of the Fe-pnicitide superconducting gap
For singlet pairing one has F↑↓ (k) = −F↓↑ (k) and F↑↓ (−k) = F↑↓ (k) and hence the in-plane susceptibility χ+− = 1 2 (χxx + χyy ) is equal to the out-ofplane susceptibility χzz as in the normal state.
Neutron scattering as a probe of the Fe-pnicitide superconducting gap
We also summarize the current state of results on observables sensitive to the chiral and deconfining physics − the light and strange quark number susceptibilities, the chiral condensate and its susceptibility, and the renormalized Polyakov loop.
Equation of State and the Finite Temperature Transition in QCD
Note, also Jef f = Jef f (χ) is a functional of the spin susceptibility χ, since the effective exchange coupling between the L and R side of a tunnel junction is mediated by the spin susceptibility of system N2 , see Fig.12.
Magnetic Nanostructures
Qualitative behavior of the saw-spectrum model susceptibility The temperature behavior of the susceptibility in the saw approximation depends on that of ξ (θ).
On the Properties of the Longitudinal RVB State in the Anisotropic Triangular Lattice. Mean-Field RVB Analytical Results
The susceptibility in the low-temperature phase (2D-RVB with both longitudinal and transversal order parameters nonvanishing) is drawn in the average gap approximation with the exact magnitude of the latter adjusted to assure continuous behavior of the susceptibility at the lower critical temperature.
On the Properties of the Longitudinal RVB State in the Anisotropic Triangular Lattice. Mean-Field RVB Analytical Results
The value of the ME susceptibility is proportional to the magnetic susceptibility as well as the dielectric susceptibility which are strongest at their phase transition temperatures.
Ferroelectromagnets. Fifty years after discovery
Figure 3. (a) Second order susceptibility for the baryon number, (b) fourth order susceptibility for up quark number and (c) sixth order susceptibility for the electric charge.
Fluctuations, correlations and some other recent results from lattice QCD
Z (µB , T )/∂ (µB /T )n ]µB =0 and V is the volume of the system. χB n are the generalized baryon number susceptibilities and since they are defined at µB = 0 usual lattice QCD simulations at zero chemical potential can be used to compute these susceptibilities.
Fluctuations, correlations and some other recent results from lattice QCD
Since the generalized susceptibilities are derivatives of the free energy with respect to the chemical potentials universal scaling properties of these susceptibilities can also be readily predicted.
Fluctuations, correlations and some other recent results from lattice QCD
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