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stereognosis

[ster-ee-og-noh-sis, steer-]
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noun
  1. the ability to determine the shape and weight of an object by touching or lifting it.
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Origin of stereognosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at stereo-, -gnosis
Related formsster·e·og·nos·tic [ster-ee-og-nos-tik, steer-] /ˌstɛr i ɒgˈnɒs tɪk, ˌstɪər-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for stereognostic

Historical Examples

  • The stereognostic sense: Recognition of elementary forms, of rare objects, of coins.

    Montessori Elementary Materials

    Maria Montessori

  • Other senses tend to associate themselves with the chromatic sense, for example, the stereognostic and gustatory senses.

  • What we call in the blind the tactile sense is in reality more often the stereognostic sense.


British Dictionary definitions for stereognostic

stereognosis

noun
  1. the perception of depth or three-dimensionality through any of the senses
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Word Origin

C20: stereo- + gnosis
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stereognostic in Medicine

stereognosis

(stĕr′ē-ŏg-nōsĭs)
n.
  1. The perception of the form of an object by means of touch.
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Related formsster′e•og•nostic (-nŏstĭk) adj.
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