kinaesthesia

or kin·aes·the·sis

[ kin-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌkɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun


Nearby words

  1. kin,
  2. kin selection,
  3. kin-,
  4. kina,
  5. kinabalu,
  6. kinanesthesia,
  7. kinase,
  8. kincaid,
  9. kincaid, jamaica,
  10. kincardine

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British Dictionary definitions for kinaesthesia

kinaesthesia

kinaesthesis, US kinesthesia or US kinesthesis

/ (ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə, ˌkaɪn-) /

noun

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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