[ proh-pree-uh-sep-shuhn ]

  1. perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position of one's body.

Origin of proprioception

First recorded in 1905–10; proprio- + (re)ception

Words Nearby proprioception Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

Scientific definitions for proprioception


[ prō′prē-ō-sĕpshən ]

  1. The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself. In humans, these stimuli are detected by nerves within the body itself, as well as by the semicircular canals of the inner ear.

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