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-datum (audio)
-ˌda-,
-ˌdä-
: an immediate unanalyzable private object of sensation

Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sense-datum was in 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Sense-datum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sense-datum. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

sense-datum

noun

plural sense-data -ə How to pronounce sense-datum (audio)
: the immediate private perceived object of sensation as distinguished from the objective material object itself

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