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 (kĭn′ĭs-thē′zhə, kī′nĭs-)
The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.

[Greek kīnein, to move; see keiə- in Indo-European roots + esthesia.]

kin′es·thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
kin′es·thet′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə; ˌkaɪn-) or


(Physiology) see kinaesthesia


(ˌkɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, ˌkaɪ nəs-)

also kin•es•the•sis

(-ˈθi sɪs)

the sensation in the body of the movement of muscles, tendons, and joints.
[1875–80; < Greek kīn(eîn) to move, set in motion + esthesia]
kin`es•thet′ic (-ˈθɛt ɪk) adj.


Medicine. the sense by which movement, weight, position, etc. are perceived. — kinesthetic, adj.
See also: Perception
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kinesthesia - the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
somatosense - any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain
somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosensory system, somaesthesis, somataesthesis, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somesthesia - the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
2.kinesthesia - the ability to feel movements of the limbs and bodykinesthesia - the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body
proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
kinanesthesia - inability to sense movement


, kinesthesis
n. cinestesia, experiencia sensorial, sentido y percepción de un movimiento.
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They tended to regard the mirror with caution, seemed wary of becoming overly dependent on it, and clearly valued the importance of kinesthesia as a primary feedback tool.
the development of kinesthesia (the complex perception of movement);
The tradition keepers explained with passion how this climax movement represents an employment of kinesthesia as an effective tool in resolving disputes in the society.
Researchers have stated that the proprioceptive sense, which is the awareness sense of the body, consists of three fundamental senses: kinesthesia, joint position sense, and neuromuscular control (2).
Kinesthesia Is Not Affected by Functional Ankle Instability Status.
One-on-one instruction will help students discriminate between their own faulty kinesthesia and tapping into what Alexander called the body's primary control.
It describes how body mapping, kinesthesia, and inclusive awareness can aid in performance; the role of the core of the body and the six places of balance (atlanto-occipital joint, arm structure, thorax in relation to the lumbar spine, and hip, knee, and ankle joints); and the structures involved in breath, the larynx, resonance, articulation, and physical expression.
Kwan, a professional dancer, relies on personal kinesthesia to relate to five Chinese urban sites, and she summons ".
The tests of tactile-kinesthetic perception, Graphesthesia and Manual Form Perception, assess proprioception and kinesthesia and higher-level skills, such as tactile-kinesthetic memory, tactile-kinesthetic discrimination, stereognosis, and tactile-kinesthetic processing speed.
Dichgans, "A defect of kinesthesia in Parkinson's disease," Movement Disorders, vol.
Factors that increase the likelihood of experiencing handwriting difficulties include decreased eye-hand coordination, visual ability, kinesthesia, sensory awareness, motor planning, and posture (Cornhill & Case-Smith, 1996; Karlsdottir & Steffansson, 2002).
Proprioception has been defined by various authors as a combination of joint position, kinesthesia and also sensation of equilibrium contributing to postural control and sense of balance.