Sensation meaning

sĕn-sā'shən
A perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition.

The sensation of heat; a visual sensation.

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The power or process of receiving conscious sense impressions through direct stimulation of the bodily organism.

The sensations of hearing, seeing, touching, etc.

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A state of heightened interest or emotion.
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An immediate reaction to external stimulation of a sense organ; conscious feeling or sense impression.

A sensation of cold.

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A generalized feeling or reaction, often vague and without reference to immediate stimulus.

A sensation of happiness.

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The faculty to feel or perceive; physical sensibility.

The patient has very little sensation left in the right leg.

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An indefinite generalized body feeling.

A sensation of lightness.

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The definition of a sensation is any sort of impressions of the senses, a state of excitement or something that is exciting and lively.

An example of sensation is the smell of an apple pie scented candle.

An example of sensation is a bright and colorful circus performance.

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Origin of sensation

  • French from Old French from Medieval Latin sēnsātiō sēnsātiōn- from Late Latin sēnsātus gifted with sense sensate
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition