sense or senses

   The faculties through which the body perceives, receives and feels stimuli from outside, as the faculties of sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste, and balance. Or, a feeling, sensation, or perception. A meaning conveyed; signification. It may also refer to sensations understood, estimated, intuited, or even vaguely felt. It is sometimes associated with sensuality, because the senses are the means of providing physical gratification and pleasure. Also see allegory, haptic, memory, mind, motivation, multiple intelligence theory, music, percept, sensitivity, sensorium, synesthesia, and tactile.

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  • sense — ► NOUN 1) any of the faculties of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch, by which the body perceives an external stimulus. 2) a feeling that something is the case. 3) (sense of) awareness or appreciation of or sensitivity to: a sense of… …   English terms dictionary

  • sense — I UK [sens] / US noun Word forms sense : singular sense plural senses *** 1) [singular] a strong feeling or belief about yourself sense of: Winning an award would give me a great sense of achievement. They say they are dealing with the problem,… …   English dictionary

  • sense — n. & v. n. 1 a any of the special bodily faculties by which sensation is roused (has keen senses; has a dull sense of smell). b sensitiveness of all or any of these. 2 the ability to perceive or feel or to be conscious of the presence or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sense — noun 1》 a faculty by which the body perceives an external stimulus; one of the faculties of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch.     ↘(one s senses) one s sanity: she seems to have taken leave of her senses. 2》 an awareness of something or… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Sense — Senses are the physiological methods of perception. The senses and their operation, classification, and theory are overlapping topics studied by a variety of fields, most notably neuroscience, cognitive psychology (or cognitive science), and… …   Wikipedia

  • sense — [sens] n. [Fr sens < L sensus < sentire, to feel, perceive: see SEND1] 1. the ability of the nerves and the brain to receive and react to stimuli, as light, sound, impact, constriction, etc.; specif., any of five faculties of receiving… …   English World dictionary

  • sensé — sensé, ée [ sɑ̃se ] adj. • 1580; de 1. sens ♦ Qui a du bon sens. ⇒ raisonnable, sage. « Aucun homme sensé n aura l idée saugrenue [...] » (Bernanos). ♢ (Choses ) Conforme à la raison. ⇒ judicieux, rationnel. « Observations justes et sensées »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sense — Sense, n. [L. sensus, from sentire, sensum, to perceive, to feel, from the same root as E. send; cf. OHG. sin sense, mind, sinnan to go, to journey, G. sinnen to meditate, to think: cf. F. sens. For the change of meaning cf. {See}, v. t. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sense capsule — Sense Sense, n. [L. sensus, from sentire, sensum, to perceive, to feel, from the same root as E. send; cf. OHG. sin sense, mind, sinnan to go, to journey, G. sinnen to meditate, to think: cf. F. sens. For the change of meaning cf. {See}, v. t.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sense organ — Sense Sense, n. [L. sensus, from sentire, sensum, to perceive, to feel, from the same root as E. send; cf. OHG. sin sense, mind, sinnan to go, to journey, G. sinnen to meditate, to think: cf. F. sens. For the change of meaning cf. {See}, v. t.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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