kinesthesia

[ kin-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, kahy-nuhs- ]
/ ˌkɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌkaɪ nəs- /

noun

the sensation of movement or strain in muscles, tendons, and joints; muscle sense.

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Also kinaesthesia, kin·es·the·sis.

Origin of kinesthesia

1875–80; <Greek kīn(eîn) to move, set in motion + esthesia

OTHER WORDS FROM kinesthesia

kin·es·thet·ic [kin-uhs-thet-ik], /ˌkɪn əsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for kinesthesia

  • The passiveness of the body precludes any important contribution of stimuli from kinesthetic sources.

  • The remaining senses, the cutaneous, the kinesthetic and the visual, afford much fuller data for the perception of spatial facts.

    Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth
  • Another individual might have had kinesthetic images instead of either visual or auditory.

    Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth

British Dictionary definitions for kinesthesia

kinesthesia

kinesthesis

/ (ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə, ˌkaɪn-) /

noun

the usual US spelling of kinaesthesia
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Medical definitions for kinesthesia

kinesthesia
[ kĭn′ĭs-thēzhə, kī′nĭs- ]

n.

The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.
The sensation of moving in space.

Other words from kinesthesia

kin′es•thetic (-thĕtĭk) adj.
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