Definitions for kinesthesiaˌkɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, ˌkaɪ nəs-; -ˈθi sɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kin•es•the•siaˌkɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, ˌkaɪ nəs-; -ˈθi sɪs(n.)

also kin•es•the•sis

  1. the sensation in the body of the movement of muscles, tendons, and joints.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of kinesthesia:

1875–80; < Gk kīn(eîn) to move, set in motion +esthesia

kin`es•thet′ic-ˈθɛt ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kinesthesia, kinaesthesia, feeling of movement(noun)

    the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc

  2. kinesthesis, kinaesthesis, kinesthesia, kinaesthesia, kinesthetics, muscle sense, sense of movement(noun)

    the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body


  1. kinesthesia(Noun)

    Sensation or perception of motion.

  2. kinesthesia(Noun)

    (see usage note) proprioception or static position sense; the perception of the position and posture of the body; also, more broadly, including the motion of the body as well.

  3. Origin: Ancient Greek κινέω (cineō, put in motion) + αἴσθησις (aesthēsis, sensation) in form -αισθησία after anaesthesia, etc. Compare kinesthesis and Modern Greek κιναισθησία.


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