Definitions for sentientˈsɛn ʃənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sen•tientˈsɛn ʃənt(adj.)

  1. having the power of perception by the senses; conscious.

  2. characterized by sensation and consciousness.

Origin of sentient:

1595–1605; < L sentient-, s. of sentiēns, prp. of sentīre to feel; see -ent


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sentient, animate(adj)

    endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

    "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence

  2. sentient(adj)

    consciously perceiving

    "sentient of the intolerable load"; "a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White


  1. sentient(Noun)

    Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.

  2. sentient(Adjective)

    Conscious or aware.

  3. sentient(Adjective)

    Experiencing sensation or feeling.

  4. sentient(Adjective)

    (Primarily in Science Fiction) Possessing human-like intelligence.

  5. Origin: From sentiens, present active participle of sentio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sentient(adj)

    having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception. Specif. (Physiol.), especially sensitive; as, the sentient extremities of nerves, which terminate in the various organs or tissues

  2. Sentient(noun)

    one who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being

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