Physiology. noting a structure for conveying an impulse that results or tends to result in sensation, as a nerve.
Also sen·so·ri·al [sen-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-] /sɛnˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-/
Origin of sensory
Related formsin·ter·sen·so·ry, adjectivemul·ti·sen·so·ry, adjectivenon·sen·so·ri·al, adjectivenon·sen·so·ry, adjectiveun·sen·so·ry, adjective
First recorded in 1620–30; sense
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Contemporary Examples of multi-sensory
Though lots of hallucinations are not multi-sensory, just one sense at a time.
The key to effective smelling, we were told, was multi-sensory coordination: vision, taste and smell all work together.
British Dictionary definitions for multi-sensory
less commonly sensorial (sɛnˈsɔːrɪəl)
of or relating to the senses or the power of sensation
of or relating to those processes and structures within an organism that receive stimuli from the environment and convey them to the brain
Word Origin for sensory
C18: from Latin sensōrius, from sentīre to feel
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Word Origin and History for multi-sensory
1749, "pertaining to sense or sensation," from Latin sensorius, from sensus, past participle of sentire "to perceive, feel" (see sense (n.)).
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multi-sensory in Medicine
Of or relating to the senses or sensation.
Transmitting impulses from sense organs to nerve centers; afferent.
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Involving the sense organs or the nerves that relay messages from them. Compare motor.
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