from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The sense of smell.
- n. The act or process of smelling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the sense of smell; the detection of airborne molecules
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The sense by which the impressions made on the olfactory organs by the odorous particles in the atmosphere are perceived.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sense of smell or faculty of smelling; an olfactory act or process; smell; scent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
Research on smell - what scientists call olfaction - is discussed in the December issue of the Reader's Digest magazine in an article by Paula Dranov.
You got me thinking about how I sometimes play up my interest in "olfaction" and the "psychology of scent" or relate it to my former life in specialty coffee using sensory evaluation everyday when speaking of this hobby with others.
Of course in the wine industry, we often start enjoying the wine via olfaction … mmmmmm.
In women, the olfaction sense is strongest around ovulation.
Vaporized oyster olfaction delivery systems are on the edge of really breaking out …
Of the big five, olfaction is the one identified most strongly with memory.
Chewing begins, releasing more flavors, and as the food slides down the throat olfaction contributes further to
But the nature of a moment—the experience of moments—is different when olfaction is your primary sense.
For dogs, perspective, scale, and distance are, after a fashion, in olfaction—but olfaction is fleeting: it exists in a different time scale.
In this way, olfaction is also a manipulator of time, for time is changed when represented by a succession of odors.