from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Sensation or perception of motion.
  • n. proprioception or static position sense; the perception of the position and posture of the body; also, more broadly, including the motion of the body as well.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See kinaesthesia, kinaesthesis, and kinaesthetic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See kinæsthesia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body
  • n. the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc


Greek kīnein, to move; see kei-2 in Indo-European roots + esthesia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek κινέω (cineō, put in motion) + αἴσθησις (aesthēsis, sensation) in form -αισθησία after anaesthesia, etc. Compare kinesthesis and Modern Greek κιναισθησία. (Wiktionary)


  • I get how sensory-motor amnesia affect kinesthesia and movement, but fatigue seems like another level.

    Dar Kush

  • My primary sense is kinesthesia; I can remember what it felt like to move around in places where I used to live much better than what they looked like.

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  • There's a very much better vocabulary for sight, and a much better one for hearing, than for either kinesthesia or touch.

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  • My strongest "visualization" is a combination of touch and kinesthesia/other internal feelings.

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  • Because when I wasn't in kinesthesia, the machine kept my body totally inert and zapped my brain with four millennia's worth of military facts and theories.

    The Forever War

  • Cybernetically-controlled negative feedback kinesthesia; I felt the weapons in my hands and watched my performance with them.

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  • For those moments he was without any senses but sight, hearing, a dim touch and kinesthesia, a jab of pain through what remained of his tissues.

    Ensign Flandry

  • [28] The relation of our kinesthesia or muscular sense to fanaticism on the one hand and freedom of mind on the other is a matter now beginning to be studied with the promise of highly important results.

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