or kin·aes·the·sis

[kin-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]

noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for kinaesthesia


kinaesthesis, US kinesthesia or US kinesthesis


the sensation by which bodily position, weight, muscle tension, and movement are perceivedAlso called: muscle sense
Derived Formskinaesthetic or US kinesthetic (ˌkɪnɪsˈθɛtɪk, ˌkaɪn-), adjective

Word Origin for kinaesthesia

C19: from New Latin, from Greek kinein to move + aesthesia
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