[ sin-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌsɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
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a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.
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OTHER WORDS FROM synesthesiasyn·es·thete [sin-uhs-theet], /ˈsɪn əsˌθit/, nounsyn·es·thet·ic [sin-uhs-thet-ik], /ˌsɪn əsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjectivenon·syn·es·thet·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for synesthesia
/ (ˌsɪniːsˈθiːzɪə) /
the usual US spelling of synaesthesia
Derived forms of synesthesiasynesthetic (ˌsɪniːsˈθɛtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for synesthesia
[ sĭn′ĭs-thē′zhə ]
A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color.
A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus that is applied to another, as in referred pain.
Other words from synesthesiasyn′es•thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
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