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sense of movement


the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body


cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)


senses of movement

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


kinaesthesia [British spelling] | kinaesthesis [British spelling] | kinesthesia [American/Canadian spelling] | kinesthesis [American/Canadian spelling] | kinesthetics | muscle sense

Definition references  (+images)


Proprioception | PRO | SEP

from Latin proprius, meaning "one's own", "individual" and perception, is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement. It's distinguished from exteroception, by which one... (37 of 3483 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

kinaesthesia | kinaesthesis | kinesthesia [United States] | kinesthesis [United States] | muscle sense [synonym] | kinaesthetic [derived]

the sensation by which bodily position, weight, muscle tension, and movement are perceived (13 of 225 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


New World Dictionary:

kinesthesia | kinesthesis | kinaesthesia | kinaesthesis | muscle sense | kinesthetic [adjective, related]

the sensation of position, movement, tension, etc. of parts of the body, perceived through nerve-end organs in muscles, tendons, and joints (21 of 47 words, pronunciations)


Random House Dictionary:

muscle sense [psychology, physiology]

a sense of movement derived from afferent nerves originating in tendons, muscle tissue, skin, and joints; proprioception. (17 of 21 words)



kinesthesia | kinesthesias [plural] | kinestheses [plural] | kinesthesis | kinesthetic [adjective, related] | kinesthetically [adverb, related]

a sense mediated by receptors located in muscles, tendons, and joints and stimulated by bodily movements and tensions ; also, sensory experience ... (22 of 63 words, pronunciations)



kinesthesis | kinæsthesis | kinaesthesis

Ability to feel motion of the body and limbs. (9 of 10 words)


Oxford Dictionary:

kinesthesia | kinaesthesia [British] | kinesthetic [derived]

Syllabification: (kin·es·the·sia) | awareness of the position and movement of the parts of the body by means of sensory organs (proprioceptors) in the ... (22 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/kinesthesia

American Heritage Dictionary:

kinesthesia | kinesthetic [adjective, related] | kinesthetically [adverb, related]

The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints. (15 of 35 words, pronunciations)


Cambridge Dictionary:

kinaesthesia [British] | kinesthesia [United States] | kinesthetic [adjective, United States, derived] | kinaesthetic [adjective, derived]

the sense a person has of where the parts of their body are and how they are moving (18 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

proprioception [biology]

the perception by an animal of stimuli relating to its own position, posture, equilibrium, or internal condition. The coordination of movements ... (21 of 326 words, 3 images)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

kinaesthetic [biology]

relating to the use of sense organs in your muscles and other body parts to feel the position and movements of your body (23 of 48 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

kinesthesia | kinesthesis | muscle sense [physiology]

the perception or sensing of the motion, weight, or position of the body as muscles, tendons, and joints move (19 of 59 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624096​/definition​.html  [offline]

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