Definitions for sensationsɛnˈseɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sen•sa•tionsɛnˈseɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. perception or awareness of stimuli through the senses.

  2. a mental condition or physical feeling resulting from stimulation of a sense organ or from internal bodily change, as cold or pain.

  3. the faculty of perception of stimuli.

    Category: Physiology

  4. a general feeling not directly attributable to any given stimulus, as discomfort, anxiety, or doubt.

  5. widespread excitement or interest:

    The divorce caused a sensation.

  6. a cause of such feeling or interest.

Origin of sensation:

1605–15; < LL sēnsātiō understanding, idea = L sēns(us)sense+-ātiō -ation

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sensation(noun)ɛnˈseɪ ʃən

    a physical feeling

    a burning sensation in my eyes

  2. sensationɛnˈseɪ ʃən

    the ability of your body to feel

    She has no sensation in her legs.

  3. sensationɛnˈseɪ ʃən

    excitement about sth, or sb or sth that causes excitement

    rumors of a UFO sighting that caused a sensation; She's the latest singing sensation.

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.”

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


Translations for sensation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sensation(noun)

the ability to feel through the sense of touch

Cold can cause a loss of sensation in the fingers and toes.

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