Synaesthesia meaning

sĭnĭs-thēzhə
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(neurology, psychology) A neurological or psychological phenomenon whereby a particular sensory stimulus triggers a second kind of sensation.
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The association of one sensory perception with, or description of it in terms of, another, unlike, perception that is not experienced at the same time.
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A literary or artistic device whereby one kind of sensation is described in the terms of another.
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(in neurology, psychology): chromesthesia.
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Origin of synaesthesia

  • From Ancient Greek σύν (sun, “with") + αἴσθησις (aisthÄ“sis, “sensation"), modeled after anaesthesia.

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