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Variant of synesthesia.
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.
syn′es•thete` (-ˌθit) n.
syn`es•thet′ic (-ˈθɛt ɪk) adj.
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
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|Noun||1.||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"