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Variant of synesthesia.


(ˌsɪniːsˈθiːzɪə) or


1. (Physiology) physiol a sensation experienced in a part of the body other than the part stimulated
2. (Psychology) psychol the subjective sensation of a sense other than the one being stimulated. For example, a sound may evoke sensations of colour
[from New Latin, from syn- + -esthesia, from Greek aisthēsis sensation]
synaesthetic, synesthetic adj


or syn•aes•the•sia

(ˌsɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə)

a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.
[1890–95; < New Latin; see syn-, esthesia]
syn′es•thete` (-ˌθit) n.
syn`es•thet′ic (-ˈθɛt ɪk) adj.

synesthesia, synaesthesia

Medicine. a secondary sensation accompanying an actual perception, as the perceiving of sound as a color or the sensation of being touched in a place at some distance from the actual place of touching. Cf. chromesthesia.synesthetic, synaesthetic, adj.
See also: Perception
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synaesthesia - a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
chromaesthesia, chromesthesia - a form of synesthesia in which nonvisual stimulation results in the experience of color sensations


synesthesia (US) [ˌsɪnəsˈθiːzɪə] Nsinestesia f


, (US) synesthesia
n no plSynästhesie f
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