What does sensation mean?

Definitions for sensationsɛnˈseɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sensation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense experience, sense impression, sense datum(noun)

    an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

    "a sensation of touch"

  2. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz(noun)

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  3. sensation(noun)

    a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest

    "anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear"

  4. sensation(noun)

    a state of widespread public excitement and interest

    "the news caused a sensation"

  5. sense, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory faculty(noun)

    the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

    "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"

Wiktionary

  1. sensation(Noun)

    A physical feeling or perception from something that comes into contact with the body; something sensed.

  2. sensation(Noun)

    A widespread reaction of interest or excitement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sensation(noun)

    an impression, or the consciousness of an impression, made upon the central nervous organ, through the medium of a sensory or afferent nerve or one of the organs of sense; a feeling, or state of consciousness, whether agreeable or disagreeable, produced either by an external object (stimulus), or by some change in the internal state of the body

  2. Sensation(noun)

    a purely spiritual or psychical affection; agreeable or disagreeable feelings occasioned by objects that are not corporeal or material

  3. Sensation(noun)

    a state of excited interest or feeling, or that which causes it

Freebase

  1. Sensation

    Sensation is the fiction-writing mode for portraying a character's perception of the senses. According to Ron Rozelle, “. . .the success of your story or novel will depend on many things, but the most crucial is your ability to bring your reader into it. And that reader will be most completely in when you deliver the actual sensations of the many things that comprise your story”. As stated by Jessica Page Morrell, “You breathe life into fiction by translating the senses onto the page, producing stories rooted in the physical world . . . that creates a tapestry, a galaxy of interwoven sensory ingredients.” Also according to Rozelle, “The sensation of what something feels like is used to describe everything from sensual pleasure to pain and torture. It’s a wide range, and your readers have actually experienced only some of those feelings. So your job is to either make them recall exactly what it feels like when something occurs in your story or, if they haven’t experienced it, what it would feel like if they did”. Morrell describes a “sensory surround,” which when “coupled with drama tugs the reader into [the] story and forces him to keep reading.”

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sensation

    sen-sā′shun, n. perception by the senses: the change in consciousness which results from the transmission of nervous impulses to the brain, feeling excited by external objects, by the state of the body, or by immaterial objects: a state of excited feeling.—adjs. Sen′sāte, -d, perceived by the senses; Sensā′tional, pertaining to sensation: having sensation: intended as a literary work to excite violent emotions: adhering to a philosophical sensationalism.—ns. Sensā′tionalism, the doctrine that our ideas originate solely in sensation, and that there are no innate ideas: sensualism: sensational writing; Sensā′tionalist, a believer in sensationalism: a sensational writer.—adj. Sensātionalist′ic.—adv. Sensā′tionally.—adjs. Sen′sative; Sensatō′rial, pertaining to sensation.—Sensation novels, novels that deal in violent effects, strained emotion, and usually improbable situations.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sensation

    The process in which specialized SENSORY RECEPTOR CELLS transduce peripheral stimuli (physical or chemical) into NERVE IMPULSES which are then transmitted to the various sensory centers in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sensation' in Nouns Frequency: #1932

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Josh Billings:

    Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one spot.

  2. Yeonmi Park:

    I didn't even see the movie yet, but it will be a really big sensation in North Korea if they see that movie.

  3. George Gordon Byron:

    And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.

  4. Pope Francis:

    I have the feeling that my pontificate will be brief - four or five years, even two or three. Two have already passed. It's a somewhat strange sensation, i feel that the Lord has placed me here for a short time.

  5. Christina Hendricks:

    I don’t know, i don't think I’ve said goodbye. As I watch the last episode, maybe that will happen.It’s a very weird sensation. I just always have taken it for granted. Like, I still get to go back in six months and play her again. But not this time.

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