synaesthesia [sin-is- thee-zh uh, -zhee- uh, -zee- uh] Word Origin Related forms syn·aes·thet·ic , [sin-is- thet-ik] /ˌsɪn ɪsˈθɛt ɪk/ adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for synaesthetic synaesthesia US synesthesia physiol a sensation experienced in a part of the body other than the part stimulated psychol the subjective sensation of a sense other than the one being stimulated. For example, a sound may evoke sensations of colour Derived Forms synaesthetic or US synesthetic ( ˌsɪniːsˈθɛtɪk), adjective Word Origin
from New Latin, from
syn- + -esthesia, from Greek aisthēsis sensation
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Word Origin and History for synaesthetic synaesthesia n.
synesthesia, "sensation in one part of the body produced by stimulus in another," 1881, in some cases via French, from Modern Latin, from Greek syn- "together" (see syn-) + stem aisthe "to feel, perceive." Also psychologically, of the senses (colors having an odor, etc.), from 1891.
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