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synesthesias

synesthesias is a plural form of synesthesia

synesthesia

Definition:

a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

synesthesias

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

synaesthesia [British spelling]

Etymology:

modern Latin, from "syn-" "with", on the pattern of anesthesia
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Synesthesia | synæsthesia | synaesthesia | synesthesiæ | synæsthesiæ

from the ancient Greek σύν, "together," and αἴσθησις, "sensation," is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway... (34 of 8547 words, 8 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Synesthesia

Collins Dictionary:

synesthesia [United States] | synaesthesia | synaesthetic [derived]

the usual US spelling of "synaesthesia" | [physiology] a sensation experienced in a part of the body other than the part stimulated | [psychology] the ... (23 of 257 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/synesthesia

Britannica Encyclopedia:

synesthesia [psychology]

a condition in which one type of sensory stimulation creates perception in another sense. By the early 21st century, more than 60 forms of synesthesia ... (25 of 209 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/578457​/synesthesia

Wiktionary:

synaesthesia | synaesthesias [plural] | synesthesias [plural] | synæsthesia [British, sense-specific] | synesthesia [United States, sense-specific]

[neurology, psychology] A neurological or psychological phenomenon whereby a particular sensory stimulus triggers a second kind of sensation. | The association of one sensory perception with, or description of it in terms of, another, unlike,... (34 of 153 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/synaesthesia

Oxford Dictionary:

synesthesia | synaesthesia [British] | synesthete [derived] | synesthetic [derived]

Syllabification: (syn·es·the·sia) | [physiology, psychology] | the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by ... (20 of 71 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

synesthesia | synaesthesia [sense-specific] | synesthetic [adjective, related]

A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. | ... (26 of 70 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/synesthesia

Macmillan British Dictionary:

synaesthesia [uncountable, medical] | synesthesia

a condition in which two or more of the five senses that most people experience separately are mixed so that, for example, a person may see colour ... (27 of 65 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/synaesthesia

Merriam-Webster:

synesthesia | synaesthesia [British] | synesthetic [adjective, related]

a concomitant sensation ; especially, a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than the one (as of sound) being stimulated | the ... (26 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/synesthesia

New World Dictionary:

synesthesia | synesthetic [adjective, related]

[physiology] sensation felt in one part of the body when another part is stimulated | [psychology] a process in which one type of stimulus produces a ... (25 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/synesthesia

Random House Dictionary:

synesthesia | synaesthesia

a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization ... (25 of 37 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/synesthesia

Cambridge Dictionary:

sensation [entry 1]

the ability to feel something physically, especially by touching, or a physical feeling that results from this ability | a general feeling caused by ... (23 of 92 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sensation 1

sensation [entry 2, singular]

something very exciting or interesting, or something which causes great excitement or interest (13 of 47 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sensation 2

Encarta Dictionary:

synesthesia | synaesthesia

the feeling of sensation in one part of the body when another part is stimulated | the evocation of one kind of sense impression when another sense is ... (27 of 124 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717768​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

synesthesia | synaesthesia [British]

First use: late 19th century

Origin: modern Latin, from "syn-" "with", on the pattern of anesthesia

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

synaesthesia [physiology, psychology] | synesthesia [United States]

Origin: late 19th century: modern Latin, from "syn-" "with", on the pattern of anaesthesia

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/synaesthesia

Collins Dictionary:

synesthesia [United States] | synaesthesia

Origin: from New Latin, from syn- + -esthesia, from Greek aisthēsis sensation

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/synesthesia

Merriam-Webster:

synesthesia

First use: about 1891

Origin: New Latin, from syn- + -esthesia (as in anesthesia)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/synesthesia

New World Dictionary:

synesthesia

Origin: Modern Latin synaesthesia: see "syn-" and "esthesia"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/synesthesia

Online Etymology:

synaesthesia

First use: 1881

Origin: also synesthesia, "sensation in one part of the body produced by stimulus in another", in some cases via French, from Modern Latin, from Greek ... (25 of 46 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=synaesthesia

Wiktionary:

synaesthesia | synaesthesias [plural]

Origin: Ancient Greek σύν (sun, "with") + αἴσθησις (aisthēsis, "sensation"), modeled after anaesthesia.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/synaesthesia

Encarta Dictionary:

synesthesia

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: modern Latin from syn- (from Greek sun "together") + stem of Greek aisthēsis "sensation", after anesthesia

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717768​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

synaesthesia [uncountable, medical]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of synesthesia

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "synaesthesia"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/synaesthesia

Macmillan American Dictionary:

synaesthesia [uncountable, medical]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "synesthesia"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "synaesthesia"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/synaesthesia

the Free Dictionary:

synesthesia

Audio: British English pronunciation of "synesthesia"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/synesthesia

synaesthesia

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "synaesthesia"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "synaesthesia"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "synaesthesia" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/synaesthesia

Google Dictionary:

synesthesia | synesthesias [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "synesthesia"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=synesthesia

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

synesthesia

Audio: North American pronunciation of "synesthesia"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=synest​01 word=synesthesia

YourDictionary Audio:

synesthesia

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "synesthesia" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/synesthesia

synaesthesia

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "synaesthesia" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/synaesthesia

Collins Dictionary:

synaesthesia | synesthesia [United States]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "synaesthesia"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "synaesthesia"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/synaesthesia

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