- Physiol. sensation felt in one part of the body when another part is stimulated
- Psychol. a process in which one type of stimulus produces a secondary, subjective sensation, as when some color evokes a specific smell
Origin of synesthesiaModern Latin synaesthesia: see syn- and esthesia
- A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color.
- A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain.
- The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normally describe another.
(countable and uncountable, plural synesthesias)
- Alternative spelling of synaesthesia.