American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of synesthesia.
- n. neurology, psychology A neurological or psychological phenomenon whereby a particular sensory stimulus triggers a second kind of sensation.
- n. The association of one sensory perception with, or description of it in terms of, another, unlike, perception that is not experienced at the same time.
- n. A literary or artistic device whereby one kind of sensation is described in the terms of another.
- n. a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
- From Ancient Greek σύν (sun, "with") + αἴσθησις (aisthēsis, "sensation"), modeled after anaesthesia. (Wiktionary)
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“This is called synaesthesia -- Galton called it synaesthesia, a mingling of the senses.”
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All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
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