Definitions for sensoryˈsɛn sə ri; sɛnˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-
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sen•so•ryˈsɛn sə ri; sɛnˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-(adj.)
of or pertaining to the senses or sensation.
of or noting a physiological structure for receiving or conveying an external stimulus.
Origin of sensory:
centripetal, receptive, sensory(a)(adj)
of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
involving or derived from the senses
"sensory experience"; "sensory channels"
relating to or concerned in sensation
"the sensory cortex"; "sensory organs"
Of the senses or sensation.
Origin: From sentire.
of or pertaining to the sensorium or sensation; as, sensory impulses; -- especially applied to those nerves and nerve fibers which convey to a nerve center impulses resulting in sensation; also sometimes loosely employed in the sense of afferent, to indicate nerve fibers which convey impressions of any kind to a nerve center
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