Bats have exceptional sensory capabilities that allow them to fly in complete darkness.
An example of sensory used as an adjective is a sensory event, such as the smelling of flowers.
- of the senses or sensation
- connected with the reception and transmission of sense impressions
Origin of sensorysens(e) + -ory
- Of or relating to the senses or sensation.
- Transmitting impulses from sense organs to nerve centers; afferent.
- (biology, dated) sensorium
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From Latin sentire (“to feel").