sensory

adjective

sen·​so·​ry ˈsen(t)s-rē How to pronounce sensory (audio)
ˈsen(t)-sə-rē
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

A study was conducted on sensory stimulation and its effects on the brain. trying to listen to music while watching the TV and eating dinner caused a sort of sensory overload
Recent Examples on the Web Like Day One, there are ample genre flicks in which our sensory systems become vital for humanity's survival. Rendy Jones, EW.com, 16 July 2024 Visitors with impairments, including those on the autism spectrum, can use break areas throughout the parks to get away from sensory stimulation. Dave Parfitt, USA TODAY, 13 July 2024 Each has the color and some characteristics of what its name suggests and is made to evoke specific sensory experiences. Nicole Gull McElroy, WIRED, 13 July 2024 In some situations, surgical intervention for neuralgia pain may involve transection (cutting through) of a sensory nerve to permanently prevent it from functioning.4 Nerve stimulation is sometimes used as an option for neuralgia treatment. Michael Menna, Verywell Health, 11 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for sensory 

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Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sensory was in 1651

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Cite this Entry

“Sensory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sensory. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

sensory

adjective
sen·​so·​ry ˈsen(t)s-(ə-)rē How to pronounce sensory (audio)
1
: of or relating to sensation or to the senses
sensory stimulation
2
: carrying nerve impulses from the sense organs toward or to the brain : afferent
a sensory nerve

Medical Definition

sensory

adjective
sen·​so·​ry ˈsen(t)s-(ə-)rē How to pronounce sensory (audio)
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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