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Definition of SENSATION
a: a mental process (as seeing, hearing, or smelling) resulting from the immediate external stimulation of a sense organ often as distinguished from a conscious awareness of the sensory process — compare perception
b: awareness (as of heat or pain) due to stimulation of a sense organ
c: a state of consciousness due to internal bodily changes <a sensation of hunger>
d: an indefinite bodily feeling <a sensation of buoyancy>
: something (as a physical stimulus, sense-datum, or afterimage) that causes or is the object of sensation
a: a state of excited interest or feeling <their elopement caused a sensation>
b: a cause of such excitement <the show was the musical sensation of the season>; especially: one (as a person) in some respect exceptional or outstanding <the rookie hitting sensation of the American League>
a: a mental process (as seeing, hearing, or smelling) due to immediate bodily stimulation often as distinguished from awareness of the process—compare perceptionb: awareness (as of heat or pain) due to stimulation of a sense organ c: a state of consciousness of a kind usually due to physical objects or internal bodily changes <a burning sensation in his chest>
: something (as a physical object, sense-datum, pain, or afterimage) that causes or is the object of sensation
Mental process (such as seeing, hearing, or smelling) due to immediate bodily stimulation, usually as distinguished from perception. When a stimulus impinges on a sense organ and the organism responds, it is said that the stimulus has been sensed. See alsopsychophysics, sense-data.