kinesthesia [kin- uh s- thee-zh uh, -zhee- uh, -zee- uh, kahy-n uh s-] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for kinesthesia on Thesaurus.com the sensation of movement or strain in muscles, tendons, and joints; muscle sense. Origin of kinesthesia 1875–80;
) to move, set in motion +
esthesia Related forms kin·es·thet·ic , [kin- uh s- thet-ik] /ˌkɪn əsˈθɛt ɪk/ adjective
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The passiveness of the body precludes any important contribution of stimuli from
Another individual might have had
kinesthetic images instead of either visual or auditory.
The remaining senses, the cutaneous, the
kinesthetic and the visual, afford much fuller data for the perception of spatial facts. British Dictionary definitions for kinesthetic
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Word Origin and History for kinesthetic adj.
kinaesthetic, "pertaining to kinesthesia," 1880, coined by British neurologist Henry Charlton Bastian (1837-1915) from Greek kinein "to move" (see cite) + aisthesis "sensation" (see anaesthesia). Perhaps on model of aesthetic, prosthetic. kinesthesia n.
kinaesthesia, 1888, Modern Latin compound of Greek kinein "to set in motion; to move" (see cite) + aisthesis "perception" (see anaesthesia).
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kinesthesia (kĭn′ĭs-thē ′zhə, kī′nĭs-) The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints. The sensation of moving in space. Related forms kin′es•thet ( ′ic -thĕt) ′ĭk adj.
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