from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of synesthesia.
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- n. 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.
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- 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)