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Definitions of sensation

  1. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a state of widespread public excitement and interest; "the news caused a sensation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest; "anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. An impression, or the consciousness of an impression, made upon the central nervous organ, through the medium of a sensory or afferent nerve or one of the organs of sense; a feeling, or state of consciousness, whether agreeable or disagreeable, produced either by an external object (stimulus), or by some change in the internal state of the body. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A purely spiritual or psychical affection; agreeable or disagreeable feelings occasioned by objects that are not corporeal or material. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A state of excited interest or feeling, or that which causes it. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Transduction of physical or chemical changes in the external or internal environment into nerve impulses by specialized receptors, transmission of these impulses by afferent neurons to the effectors, either directly or through the CNS. Medical Dictionary DB
  10. A state of feeling produced by the action of an outside force upon the body; a mental impression resulting from a bodily feeling; power to feel; as, anesthetics cause loss of sensation; state of excited feeling or interest, or its cause; as, a sensation was caused by the playing of the great violinist. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The translation into consciousness of the effects of a stimulus exciting any of the organs of sense. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. Knowledge of feeling. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  13. Perception by the senses: feeling excited by external objects, by the state of the body, or by immaterial objects: a state of excited feeling: an unexpected or startling news item or other article in the newspapers: any surprising or shocking intelligence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. SENSATIONAL. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Perception by the senses; feeling; state of excitement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Feeling aroused through the senses; also, stimulation of some organ of sense; emotion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Interest or excitement, or that which produces it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Perception by the senses; an impression on the mind or the brain by means of the senses; a feeling; a state of excited interest or feeling, or that which produces it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. An impression made on the mind through any one of the senses; a state of interest or feeling excited or awakened in the mind by external objects, by the passions, by the internal condition of the body, or by the words of a speaker. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. sen-s[=a]'shun, n. perception by the senses: the change in consciousness which results from the transmission of nervous impulses to the brain, feeling excited by external objects, by the state of the body, or by immaterial objects: a state of excited feeling.--adjs. SEN'S[=A]TE, -D, perceived by the senses; SENS[=A]'TIONAL, pertaining to sensation: having sensation: intended as a literary work to excite violent emotions: adhering to a philosophical sensationalism.--ns. SENS[=A]'TIONALISM, the doctrine that our ideas originate solely in sensation, and that there are no innate ideas: sensualism: sensational writing; SENS[=A]'TIONALIST, a believer in sensationalism: a sensational writer.--adj. SENS[=A]TIONALIST'IC.--adv. SENS[=A]'TIONALLY.--adjs. SEN'SATIVE; SENSAT[=O]'RIAL, pertaining to sensation.--SENSATION NOVELS, novels that deal in violent effects, strained emotion, and usually improbable situations. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. [Latin] A feeling; an impression conveyed to the nerve-centres by an afferent nerve, which receives its stimulation from without the body (Objective s., External s.) or from changes going on within it (Subjective s., Internal s., Visceral s.). See Sense. The term subjective s. is also applied to an Apparent s. or mental state simulating an s., but not produced by excitation of an afferent nerve, and hence not corresponding to any actual change of environment either without or within the body. S. differs from perception in that the former denotes simply that an impression has been received and appreciated by the consciousness, while the term perception implies in addition a recognition of the nature of the object or agent causing the impression. na
  22. Consciousness of perceiving or seeming to perceive some state or affection of one\'s body or its parts or senses or of one\'s mind or its emotions, contents of such consciousness, (had a s. of giddiness, heat, pain, comfort, thirst, falling, sourness, deafness, pride, stupidity; pressing the eyeball in the dark will produce the s. of light or of seeing light; in search of a new s.), whence sensationary a. (rare); stirring of the emotions common to many people or of eager interest among them, display of intense common emotion or interest, literary or other use of material calculated to excite it, (made a great s., was eagerly discussed or viewed; s. among the audience, shown by deep silence, applause, or other general manifestation; a three-days s.; what is the latest s.?; the essence of melodrama is s.; deals largely in s.). Hence sensational a., sensationally adv. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. An impression conveyed by an afferent nerve to the sensorium commune. American pocket medical dictionary.
  24. A conscious impression produced on the higher cerebral centers by external objects through the medium of the organs of sense and their connecting nerves. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. n. [French] The perception of external objects by means of the bodily senses; the effect produced on the sensorium, or centre and seat of feeling, by something acting on the bodily organs or nerves—impressions produced by a foreign body on an organ of sense; impression in the living system produced by the actions of its own parts or organs ;—in philosophy, mental faculty by which we acquire the knowledge of objects and of their qualities; perception ; apprehension; — the faculty of apprehending beauty, harmony, novelty sublimity, &c.; emotional or artistic sense;—hence, generally, any impression made upon the mind; strong feeling of interest; agreeable or disagreeable feelings produced by the exhibition or description of scones, incidents, or characters, whether real or fictitious; excitement; commotion. Cabinet Dictionary

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