The Weird and Wonderful World of Sensation
Hair standing on end
let me know if you can add any . . . thanks to Marcia Miller
for her contributions and kindness . . .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
power of perceiving through the senses
|sensation (sɛnˈseɪʃən)|| ||— n|
physical condition or experience resulting from the stimulation of one of the sense organs: a sensation of warmth
general feeling or awareness: a sensation of fear
of widespread public excitement: his announcement caused a sensation
that causes such a state: your speech was a sensation
| ||[C17: from Medieval Latin sensātiō, from Late Latin sensātus sensate ]|| ||sen'sationless|| ||— adj|
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source