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sen·sa·tion

 (sĕn-sā′shən)
n.
1.
a. A perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition: the sensation of heat; a visual sensation.
b. The faculty to feel or perceive; physical sensibility: The patient has very little sensation left in the right leg.
c. An indefinite generalized body feeling: a sensation of lightness.
2. A state of heightened interest or emotion: "The anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhat between bliss and fear" (James Weldon Johnson).
3.
a. A state of intense public interest and excitement: "The purser made a sensation as sailors like to do, by predicting a storm" (Evelyn Waugh).
b. A cause of such interest and excitement: The band's new singer is a sensation.

[French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin sēnsātiō, sēnsātiōn-, from Late Latin sēnsātus, gifted with sense; see sensate.]

sensation

(sɛnˈseɪʃən)
n
1. (Physiology) the power of perceiving through the senses
2. (Physiology) a physical condition or experience resulting from the stimulation of one of the sense organs: a sensation of warmth.
3. a general feeling or awareness: a sensation of fear.
4. a state of widespread public excitement: his announcement caused a sensation.
5. anything that causes such a state: your speech was a sensation.
[C17: from Medieval Latin sensātiō, from Late Latin sensātus sensate]
senˈsationless adj

sen•sa•tion

(sɛnˈseɪ ʃən)

n.
1. perception or awareness of stimuli through the senses.
2. a mental condition or physical feeling resulting from stimulation of a sense organ or from internal bodily change, as cold or pain.
3. the faculty of perception of stimuli.
4. a general feeling not directly attributable to any given stimulus, as discomfort, anxiety, or doubt.
5. widespread excitement or interest: The divorce caused a sensation.
6. a cause of such feeling or interest.
[1605–15; < Late Latin sēnsātiō understanding, idea = Latin sēns(us) sense + -ātiō -ation]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sensation - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
perception - the process of perceiving
limen, threshold - the smallest detectable sensation
masking - the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation; "he studied auditory masking by pure tones"
visual sensation, vision - the perceptual experience of seeing; "the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision"; "he had a visual sensation of intense light"
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste 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"
auditory sensation, sound - the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
synaesthesia, synesthesia - a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
2.sensation - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any fieldsensation - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
track star - a star runner
3.sensation - a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest; "anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear"
stir - emotional agitation and excitement
4.sensation - a state of widespread public excitement and interest; "the news caused a sensation"
excitation, fervour, inflammation, excitement, fervor - 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"
5.sensation - 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"
faculty, mental faculty, module - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
sense modality, sensory system, modality - a particular sense
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility - (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation; "sensitivity to pain"

sensation

noun
1. feeling, sense, impression, perception, awareness, consciousness A sensation of burning or tingling may be felt in the hands.
2. excitement, surprise, thrill, stir, scandal, furore, agitation, commotion she caused a sensation at the Montreal Olympics
3. hit, success, wow (slang, chiefly U.S.), crowd puller (informal) the film that turned her into an overnight sensation

sensation

noun
1. The capacity for or an act of responding to a stimulus:
2. A condition of intense public interest or excitement:
Informal: to-do.
Slang: hoo-hah.
3. One that evokes great surprise and admiration:
Idioms: one for the books, the eighth wonder of the world.
Translations
إحْساس بواسِطَة اللمْس، حِسسَبَب للإثارَة، أمْرٌ مُدْهِش ومُثيرشُعور
senzacecítěnípocit
følelsefølesansfornemmelsesensation
sensaatiotunnetuntemus
skynjun, tilfinningtilfinningviîburîur
besivaikantis sensacijųjutimaslabai vykęssensacijasensacingai
izjūtajutoņasajūtasensācija
senzáciavnem
občuteksenzacija
büyük ilgi uyandıran olayduyguheyecan verici bir şeyhis

sensation

[senˈseɪʃən] N
1. (= feeling) → sensación f
to have a dizzy sensationtener (una) sensación de mareo
to lose all sensation in one's armperder la sensibilidad en el brazo
2. (= impression) → sensación f
to have the sensation of doing sthtener la sensación de estar haciendo algo
I had the sensation that I was being watchedtenía la sensación de que me estaban observando
3. (= excitement, success) → sensación f
to be a sensationser un éxito
it was a sensation in New Yorken Nueva York causó sensación
to cause or create a sensationcausar sensación

sensation

[sɛnˈseɪʃən] n
(= ability to feel) → sensation f
a loss of sensation → une perte de sensation
He had no sensation in his right leg
BUT Il ne sentait plus sa jambe droite.
(= feeling) → sensation f
a strange sensation → une étrange sensation
(= great excitement) → sensation f
to be a sensation → faire sensation
The film was a sensation → Le film a fait sensation.
to cause a sensation → faire sensation, créer la sensation

sensation

n
(= feeling)Gefühl nt; (of heat, cold etc)Empfindung f; (of the external world)Sinneseindruck m; a/the sensation of fallingdas Gefühl zu fallen; a sensation of fearein Gefühl ntder Angst, ein Angstgefühl nt; a sensation of hungerein Hungergefühl nt; how can one describe the sensation of touching silk?wie kann man beschreiben, was man beim Berühren von Seide empfindet?; I felt a sensation of being watchedich hatte das Gefühl, beobachtet zu werden
(= great success)Sensation f; to cause or create a sensation(großes) Aufsehen erregen

sensation

:
sensation-seeker
nsensationslüsterner Mensch
sensation-seeking

sensation

[sɛnˈseɪʃn] n
a. (physical feeling, impression) → sensazione f
he is completely without sensation in that leg → ha perso completamente la sensibilità della gamba
b. (excitement) → sensazione f, scalpore m
to be or cause a sensation → fare sensazione, destare scalpore

sensation

(senˈseiʃən) noun
1. the ability to feel through the sense of touch. Cold can cause a loss of sensation in the fingers and toes.
2. a feeling. a sensation of faintness.
3. a general feeling, or a cause, of excitement or horror. The murder caused a sensation; His arrest was the sensation of the week.
senˈsational adjective
1. causing great excitement or horror. a sensational piece of news.
2. very good. The film was sensational.
3. intended to create feelings of excitement, horror etc. That magazine is too sensational for me.
senˈsationally adverb

sen·sa·tion

n. sensación, percepción de una estimulación por un órgano sensorial.

sensation

n sensación f, sensibilidad f; light touch — sensibilidad táctil; — of pain sensación de dolor
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If the amiable gentleman who wrote that kindly note could have known what intense happiness he was giving a fellow creature, I think he would devote his leisure hours, if he has any, to that amusement, for Jo valued the letter more than the money, because it was encouraging, and after years of effort it was so pleasant to find that she had learned to do something, though it was only to write a sensation story.
The feeling, sensation or dream--whatever it was--perhaps a nightmare--became at last so real to Ned that he struggled himself into wakefulness.
The gray light, the gloomy little area of dark grass, surrounded by its border of brush, beyond which the pines rose, in breathing silence, apparently into the very clouds, and the deathlike stillness of the vast forest, were all in unison to deepen such a sensation.
It was an uncomfortable sensation that left him restless because, as he appreciated, it needed expression, an outlet.
Not merely was it the shiver which this pitiless blast brought to her frame (although her feet and hands, especially, had never seemed so death-a-cold as now), but there was a moral sensation, mingling itself with the physical chill, and causing her to shake more in spirit than in body.
It seemed to me -- the reader may smile, but must not doubt my word -- it seemed to me, then, that I experienced a sensation not altogether physical, yet almost so, as of burning heat, and as if the letter were not of red cloth, but red-hot iron.
For several minutes Jurgis sat perfectly motionless, watching him, and reveling in the strange sensation of the champagne.
Never did fall of any prime minister at court occasion wider surges of sensation than the report of Tom's fate among his compeers on the place.
The strange remark flew far and wide over the town and made an extraordinary sensation.
It was the most stunning surprise of the decade, and so profound was the sensation that it lifted the new hero up to the judicial one's altitude, and the school had two marvels to gaze upon in place of one.
She was frightened at the storm in her heart; at the suddenness with which it had come on, as well as at the strangeness of an entirely new sensation.
It did produce sensation, but not enough to bring the murderess to punish- ment.