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sensory

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adjective sen·so·ry \ˈsen(t)s-rē, ˈsen(t)-sə-rē\

Simple Definition of sensory

  • : of or relating to your physical senses

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sensory

  1. 1 :  of or relating to sensation or to the senses <sensory stimulation>

  2. 2 :  conveying nerve impulses from the sense organs to the nerve centers :  afferent <sensory neurons>

Examples of sensory in a sentence

  1. A study was conducted on sensory stimulation and its effects on the brain.

  2. <trying to listen to music while watching the TV and eating dinner caused a sort of sensory overload>



1749

First Known Use of sensory

1749


SENSORY Defined for Kids

sensory

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adjective sen·so·ry \ˈsen-sə-rē\

Definition of sensory for Students

  1. :  of or relating to sensation or the senses <sensory nerves>




Medical Dictionary

sensory

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adjective sen·so·ry \ˈsen(t)s-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of sensory

  1. 1:  of or relating to sensation or the senses <sensory stimulation> <sensory data>

  2. 2:  conveying nerve impulses from the sense organs to the nerve centers :  afferent <sensory nerve fibers>





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