synesthesia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from syn- + -esthesia (as in anesthesia) Date: circa 1891 1. a concomitant sensation; especially a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than the one (as of sound) being stimulated 2. the condition marked by the experience of such sensations • synesthetic adjective

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  • synesthesia — [sin΄əs thē′zhə, sin΄əs thē′zhē ə, sin΄əs thē′zē ə] n. [ModL synaesthesia: see SYN & ESTHESIA] 1. Physiol. sensation felt in one part of the body when another part is stimulated 2. Psychol. a process in which one type of stimulus produces a… …   English World dictionary

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  • Synesthesia — A condition in which the normally separate senses are not separate. Sight may mingle with sound, taste with touch, etc. The senses are cross wired. For example, when a digit color synesthete sees or just thinks of a number, the number appears… …   Medical dictionary

  • synesthesia — synesthete /sin euhs theet /, n. synesthetic /sin euhs thet ik/, adj. /sin euhs thee zheuh, zhee euh, zee euh/, n. a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces …   Universalium

  • synesthesia —    or synaesthesia, and synesthete or synaesthete    A concomitant sensation; a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than the one (as of sound) being stimulated. The American Synesthesia Association (ASA) defines it this… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • synesthesia — 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 …   English dictionary

  • synesthesia — US var. of SYNAESTHESIA. * * * synesthesia var. synæsthesia …   Useful english dictionary

  • synesthesia —    see synaesthesia …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • synesthesia — 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

  • synesthesia — noun US spelling of synaesthesia …   English new terms dictionary

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