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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In psychology: A sense which mediates perceptions of space.
  • n. A term formed on the analogy of ‘light-sense,’ ‘pressure-sense,’ etc., to denote the capacity of space-perception. It is doubly misleading, since it implies that our simplest spatial experiences are sensations as specific as those of color or pressure, and also suggests that we are endowed with a sense-organ of space, as we are with an organ of vision, etc.

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