- sentient condition or character; capacity for sensation or feeling.
Origin of sentience
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Examples from the Web for sentiency
But in all the stillness, what sentiency, what passion—as in her heart!The Dark Flower
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.The Sheriff's Son
William MacLeod Raine
Roof and walls had attached themselves to his sentiency, even as the shell of the snail is attached to its pulp.
- 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
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