Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to the senses or sensation.
  • adjective Transmitting impulses from sense organs to nerve centers; afferent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the sensorium, in either sense.
  • Conveying sensation, as a nerve; pertaining to sensation; sensorial; giving rise to sensation; sentient; sensitive: as, a sensory surface of the body.
  • noun Same as sensorium, 1.
  • noun An organ or a faculty of sense.

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

  • adjective (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to the sensorium or sensation.
  • noun (Physiol.) Same as sensorium.

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

  • adjective Of the senses or sensation.
  • noun biology, dated sensorium

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

  • adjective of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
  • adjective relating to or concerned in sensation
  • adjective involving or derived from the senses

Etymologies

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From Latin sentire ("to feel").

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