sentient condition or character; capacity for sensation or feeling.
Sometimes sen·tien·cy.Related formsnon·sen·tience, nounnon·sen·tien·cy, noun
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Examples from the Web for sentiency
Historical Examples of sentiency
But in all the stillness, what sentiency, what passion—as in her heart!
In time that rope came to have sentiency in the eyes of Wade.
Rutherford paced up and down the room in a stress of sentiency.
Roof and walls had attached themselves to his sentiency, even as the shell of the snail is attached to its pulp.
British Dictionary definitions for sentiency
the state or quality of being sentient; awareness
sense perception not involving intelligence or mental perception; feeling
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Word Origin and History for sentiency
1817, "faculty of sense; feeling, consciousness;" see sentient + -ence. Related: Sentiency (1796).
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