kinesthesia

noun kin·es·the·sia \ ˌki-nəs-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə , ˌkī- \
variants: or kinesthesis play \ˌki-nəs-ˈthē-səs, ˌkī-\
|Updated on: 27 Apr 2018

Definition of kinesthesia

plural kinesthesias or kinestheses play \ˌki-nəs-ˈthē-ˌsēz, ˌkī-\
: a sense mediated by receptors located in muscles, tendons, and joints and stimulated by bodily movements and tensions; also : sensory experience derived from this sense

kinesthetic

play \ˌki-nəs-ˈthe-tik, ˌkī-\ adjective

kinesthetically

play \ˌki-nəs-ˈthe-ti-k(ə-)lē, ˌkī-\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of kinesthesia

New Latin, from Greek kinein + aisthēsis perception — more at anesthesia — see -kinesis


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kinesthesia

noun kin·es·the·sia \ ˌkin-əs-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə, ˌkī-nəs- \
variants: or kinesthesis play \-ˈthē-səs\ or chiefly British kinaesthesia or kinaesthesis

medical Definition of kinesthesia

plural kinesthesias or kinestheses play \-ˌsēz\
: a sense mediated by end organs located in muscles, tendons, and joints and stimulated by bodily movements and tensions; also : sensory experience derived from this sense — see muscle sense

kinesthetic

or chiefly British kinaesthetic play \-ˈthet-ik\ adjective

kinesthetically

or chiefly British kinaesthetically play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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