[kin-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, kahy-nuh s-]
the sensation of movement or strain in muscles, tendons, and joints; muscle sense.
Also kinaesthesia, kin·es·the·sis.
Origin of kinesthesia
1875–80; < Greek kīn(eîn) to move, set in motion + esthesia
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The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.
The sensation of moving in space.
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