exteroceptive

adjective

ex·​tero·​cep·​tive ˌek-stə-rō-ˈsep-tiv How to pronounce exteroceptive (audio)
: relating to, being, or activated by stimuli received by an organism from outside

Examples of exteroceptive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Flipbot allows the robot to capture object physical properties by integrating exteroceptive and proprioceptive perceptions that are indispensable for manipulating deformable objects. Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum, 2 June 2023 While a vehicle is in flight in the FlightGoggles virtual reality environment, exteroceptive sensors are rendered synthetically in real time while all complex dynamics are generated organically through natural interactions of the vehicle. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Nov. 2019 First, FlightGoggles provides photorealistic exteroceptive sensor simulation using graphics assets generated with photogrammetry. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Nov. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

exterior + -o- + -ceptive (as in receptive)

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exteroceptive was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Exteroceptive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exteroceptive. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

exteroceptive

adjective
ex·​tero·​cep·​tive ˌek-stə-rō-ˈsep-tiv How to pronounce exteroceptive (audio)
: activated by, relating to, or being stimuli received by an organism from outside
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