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Definitions and Synonyms of sensation | Another word for sensation | What is sensation?

Definition 1: an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sensation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sensation of touch

Synonyms for sensation in the sense of this definition

(sensation is a kind of ...) the process of perceiving

(... is a kind of sensation ) the smallest detectable sensation

(... is a kind of sensation ) the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation

"he studied auditory masking by pure tones"

(... is a kind of sensation ) the perceptual experience of seeing

"the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision" "he had a visual sensation of intense light"

(... is a kind of sensation ) the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form

"she loved the smell of roses"

(... is a kind of sensation ) the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

"the candy left him with a bad taste" "the melon had a delicious taste"

(... is a kind of sensation ) the subjective sensation of hearing something

"he strained to hear the faint sounds"

(... is a kind of sensation ) a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated

Definition 2: the faculty through which the external world is apprehended - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sensation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

Synonyms for sensation in the sense of this definition

(sensation is a kind of ...) one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

(... is a kind of sensation ) a particular sense

(... is a kind of sensation ) (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation

"sensitivity to pain"

Definition 3: a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where sensation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear

(sensation is a kind of ...) emotional agitation and excitement

Definition 4: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for sensation in the sense of this definition

(sensation is a kind of ...) a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

(... is a kind of sensation ) a star runner

Definition 5: a state of widespread public excitement and interest - [noun denoting state]

Samples where sensation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the news caused a sensation

(sensation is a kind of ...) the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

"his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled" "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"

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