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The sensitivity of an instrument is the smallest amount it can measure, of whatever it's built to measure.

Anything smaller than the sensitivity of the instrument, and the instrument doesn't even notice it.

For example, a laboratory scale can measure the weight of a hair, but a truck scale can't. We say that the
laboratory scale's sensitivity is much smaller (or lower) than the truck scale's sensitivity.

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