sensory

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

Definition of sensory

1 : of or relating to sensation or to the senses
  • sensory stimulation
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

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First Known Use of sensory

1651

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sensory Synonyms

Near Antonyms

extrasensory, intuitional;

Related Words

afferent, receptive;

sensate, sensual;


SENSORY Defined for English Language Learners

sensory

Definition of sensory for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to your physical senses


SENSORY Defined for Kids

sensory

adjective sen·so·ry \ ˈsen-sə-rē \

Definition of sensory for Students

: of or relating to sensation or the senses
  • sensory nerves

Medical Dictionary

sensory

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

medical Definition of sensory

1 : of or relating to sensation or the senses
  • sensory stimulation
  • sensory data
2 : conveying nerve impulses from the sense organs to the nerve centers : afferent
  • sensory nerve fibers


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