The Weird and Wonderful World of Sensation
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Word Origin & History
1615, "a reaction to external stimulation of the sense organs," from M.L. sensationem (nom. sensatio), from L.L. sensatus "endowed with sense, sensible," from L. sensus "feeling" (see sense). Meaning "state of shock, surprise, in a community" first recorded 1779.
sen·sa·tion [sen-sey-shuhn] Show IPA
1. the operation or function of the senses; perception or awareness of stimuli through the senses.
2. a mental condition or physical feeling resulting from stimulation of a sense organ or from internal bodily change, as cold or pain.
3. Physiology . the faculty of perception of stimuli.
4. a general feeling not directly attributable to any given stimulus, as discomfort, anxiety, or doubt.
5. a mental feeling, especially a state of excited feeling.
World English Dictionary
|sensation (sɛnˈseɪʃən)|| ||— n|
| ||[C17: from Medieval Latin sensātiō, from Late Latin sensātus sensate ]|| ||sen'sationless|| ||— adj|
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