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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.]
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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
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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]
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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"
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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sen·sa·tion

n. sensación, percepción de una estimulación por un órgano sensorial.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sensation

n sensación f, sensibilidad f; light touch — sensibilidad táctil; — of pain sensación de dolor
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References in classic literature ?
"Yes, but they--Wurt, and Knaust, and Pripasov--would answer that your consciousness of existence is derived from the conjunction of all your sensations, that that consciousness of existence is the result of your sensations.
A strange multiplicity of sensations seized me, and I saw, felt, heard, and smelt at the same time; and it was, indeed, a long time before I learned to distinguish between the operations of my various senses.
* This is explicitly the case with Mach's "Analysis of Sensations," a book of fundamental importance in the present connection.
They had more rites, more ceremonies, more complexity in their sensations, more knowledge of evil, more varied meanings to the subtle phrases of their language.
`I am afraid I cannot convey the peculiar sensations of time travelling.
The reader will perhaps imagine the sensations which now arose in Jones to have been so sweet and delicious, that they would rather tend to produce a chearful serenity in the mind, than any of those dangerous effects which we have mentioned; but in fact, sensations of this kind, however delicious, are, at their first recognition, of a very tumultuous nature, and have very little of the opiate in them.
Just like a human, the results to him of these contacts were sensations. Just like a human, these sensations on occasion culminated in emotions.
The poor weak words, which have failed to describe Miss Fairlie, have succeeded in betraying the sensations she awakened in me.
Scarcely once did I recall what she had lately said to me, or the reason why I had left her, or all those varied sensations which I had been experiencing a bare hour and a half ago.
But among the conflicting sensations which assailed her, there was neither shame nor remorse.
It is for those on her deck a surprising sensation. It is as if your feet had been caught in an imponderable snare; you feel the balance of your body threatened, and the steady poise of your mind is destroyed at once.
Some sensation of voluptuousness and some sensation of tedium: these have as yet been their best contemplation.