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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The use of sensational matter or methods, especially in writing, journalism, or politics.
  • noun Sensational subject matter.
  • noun Interest in or the effect of such subject matter.
  • noun Philosophy The theory that sensation is the only source of knowledge.
  • noun The ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion of good.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In philosophy, the theory or doctrine that all our ideas are solely derived through our senses or sensations; sensualism.
  • noun Sensational writing or language; the presentation of matters or details of such a nature or in such a manner as to thrill the reader or to gratify vulgar curiosity: as, the sensationalism of the press.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Metaph.) The doctrine held by Condillac, and by some ascribed to Locke, that our ideas originate solely in sensation, and consist of sensations transformed; sensualism; -- opposed to intuitionalism, and rationalism.
  • noun The practice or methods of sensational writing or speaking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The use of sensational subject matter, style or methods, or the sensational subject matter itself; behavior, published materials, or broadcasts that are intentionally controversial, exaggerated, lurid, loud, or attention-grabbing. Especially applied to news media in a pejorative sense that they are reporting in a manner to gain audience or notoriety but at the expense of accuracy and professionalism.
  • noun philosophy A theory of philosophy that all knowledge is ultimately derived from the senses.

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

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
  • noun subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
  • noun the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
  • noun (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From sensational +‎ -ism.

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