Wednesday, January 02, 2002
Definitions for sentient
- Capable of perceiving by the senses; conscious.
- Experiencing sensation or feeling.
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Citations for sentient
I can remember very vividly the first time I became aware of my existence; how for the first time I realised that I was a sentient human being in a perceptible world.
Answers to such profound questions as whether we are the only sentient beings in the universe, whether life is the product of random accident or deeply rooted law, and whether there may be some sort of ultimate meaning to our existence, hinge on what science can reveal about the formation of life.
Origin of sentient
Sentient comes from Latin sentiens, "feeling," from sentire, "to discern or perceive by the senses."