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sentience

[ sen-shuhns ]
/ ˈsɛn ʃəns /
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noun

sentient condition or character; capacity for sensation or feeling.

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Origin of sentience

First recorded in 1830–40; senti(ent) + -ence
non·sen·tience, nounnon·sen·tien·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sentience

sentience

sentiency

/ (ˈsɛnʃəns) /

noun

the state or quality of being sentient; awareness
sense perception not involving intelligence or mental perception; feeling
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