sense-datum

noun
sense-da·​tum | \ ˈsen(t)s-ˌdā-təm How to pronounce sense-datum (audio) , -ˌda-, -ˌdä- \
plural sense-data\ ˈsen(t)s-​ˌdā-​tə How to pronounce sense-data (audio) , -​ˌda-​ , -​ˌdä-​ \

Definition of sense-datum

: an immediate unanalyzable private object of sensation

First Known Use of sense-datum

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Sense-datum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sense-datum. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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sense-datum

noun
sense-da·​tum | \ -ˌdāt-əm, -ˌdat-, -ˌdät- How to pronounce sense-datum (audio) \
plural sense-data\ -​ə How to pronounce sense-data (audio) \

Medical Definition of sense-datum

: the immediate private perceived object of sensation as distinguished from the objective material object itself

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