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The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.

[Latin proprius, one's own; see per in Indo-European roots + (re)ception.]
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(Physiology) the neurological ability of the body to sense movement and position
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(ˌproʊ pri əˈsɛp ʃən)

perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position of one's body.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
interoception - sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
kinesthesis, kinesthetics, muscle sense, sense of movement, kinaesthesis, kinesthesia, kinaesthesia - the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body
kinanesthesia - inability to sense movement
labyrinthine sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibrium, vestibular sense, equilibrium - a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head
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
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