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muscle sense

noun, Psychology, Physiology.
a sense of movement derived from afferent nerves originating in tendons, muscle tissue, skin, and joints; proprioception.
Origin of muscle sense
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • muscle sense and the equilibrium sense, if present at all, must be in a very imperfect condition at first.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • It is known that the rat makes little use of the sense of sight in learning the maze, guiding himself mostly by the muscle sense.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
British Dictionary definitions for muscle sense

muscle sense

another name for kinaesthesia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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