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The slope of the @C00778@. If the curve is in fact a 'curve', rather than a straight line, then of course sensitivity will be a function of analyte concentration or amount. If sensitivity is to be a unique performance characteristic, it must depend only on the @C01030@, not upon scale factors.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2174 [Terms] [Paper]
PAC, 1995, 67, 1699. (Nomenclature in evaluation of analytical methods including detection and quantification capabilities (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1703 [Terms] [Paper]
See also:
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 5 [Terms] [Book]