Psychology. of or relating to motor activity caused by sensory stimuli.Compare ideomotor.
Physiology. both sensory and motor, as parts of the cerebral cortex.

Also sen·so·mo·tor [sen-suh-moh-ter] /ˌsɛn səˈmoʊ tər/.

Origin of sensorimotor

First recorded in 1850–55; sensory + motor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of sensorimotor

  • Hence the results from actual measurement are very few and are confined to the sensory and sensorimotor traits.

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British Dictionary definitions for sensorimotor


sensomotor (ˌsɛnsəˈməʊtə)


of or relating to both the sensory and motor functions of an organism or to the nerves controlling them
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Word Origin and History for sensorimotor

"pertaining to sensation and to motion," 1855, from comb. form of sensory + motor (n.).

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sensorimotor in Medicine




Of, relating to, or combining the functions of the sensory and motor activities.
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