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[sen-suh-ree-moh-ter] /ˌsɛn sə riˈmoʊ tər/
Psychology. of or relating to motor activity caused by sensory stimuli.
Compare ideomotor.
Physiology. both sensory and motor, as parts of the cerebral cortex.
Also, sensomotor
[sen-suh-moh-ter] /ˌsɛn səˈmoʊ tər/ (Show IPA)
Origin of sensorimotor
First recorded in 1850-55; sensory + motor Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Hence the results from actual measurement are very few and are confined to the sensory and sensorimotor traits.

    How to Teach George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for sensorimotor


of or relating to both the sensory and motor functions of an organism or to the nerves controlling them
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Word Origin and History for sensorimotor

"pertaining to sensation and to motion," 1855, from comb. form of sensory + motor (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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sensorimotor in Medicine

sensorimotor sen·so·ri·mo·tor (sěn'sə-rē-mō'tər)
Of, relating to, or combining the functions of the sensory and motor activities.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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