[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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Examples from the Web for kinesthetic
The passiveness of the body precludes any important contribution of stimuli from kinesthetic sources.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)
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.
- the usual US spelling of kinaesthesia
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Word Origin and History for kinesthetic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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