Definitions for sentientˈsɛn ʃənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
having the power of perception by the senses; conscious.
characterized by sensation and consciousness.
Origin of sentient:
1595–1605; < L sentient-, s. of sentiēns, prp. of sentīre to feel; see -ent
endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
"the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
"sentient of the intolerable load"; "a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White
Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.
Conscious or aware.
Experiencing sensation or feeling.
(Primarily in Science Fiction) Possessing human-like intelligence.
Origin: From sentiens, present active participle of sentio.
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
one who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being
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