chiefly British variant of synesthesia

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  • synaesthesia — synaesthesia, synaesthetic chiefly Brit var of SYNESTHESIA, SYNESTHETIC …   Medical dictionary

  • synaesthesia — (n.) also synesthesia, sensation in one part of the body produced by stimulus in another, 1881, in some cases via French, from Mod.L., from Gk. syn together + stem aisthe to feel, perceive. Also psychologically, of the senses (colors having an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • synaesthesia — UK [ˌsɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə] / US [ˌsɪnəsθɪʒə] or synesthesia UK / US noun [uncountable] medical a condition in which two or more of the five senses that most people experience separately are mixed so that, for example, a person may see colour when they… …   English dictionary

  • synaesthesia — [sin΄is thē′zhə, sin΄is thē′zhē ə, sin΄is thē′zē ə] n. alt. sp. of SYNESTHESIA synaesthetic [sin΄isthet′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • synaesthesia —    Also known as synesthesia, synaesthetic hallucination, synaesthetic experience, reflex false perception, secondary sensation, and secondary sense perceptions (German: sekundären Sinnesempfindungen). The term synaesthesia comes from the Greek… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • synaesthesia — noun /ˌsɪnɛsˈθiːʒə/ a) A physiological or psychological phenomenon whereby a particular sensory stimulus triggers a second kind of sensation. For example, reading the letter r may trigger the visual sensation of the colour purple in the mind or… …   Wiktionary

  • synaesthesia — synaesthetic /sin is thet ik/, adj. /sin is thee zheuh, zhee euh, zee euh/, n. synesthesia. * * * …   Universalium

  • synaesthesia — Confusion between the senses, as when musical notes are experienced as coloured …   Philosophy dictionary

  • synaesthesia — n. process in which one type of sensation produces a secondary subjective sensation (as when one sees a particular color in response to certain music) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • synaesthesia —    See the alternative spelling …   Glossary of Art Terms

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