What does sensation mean?

Definitions for sensation
sɛnˈseɪ ʃənsen·sa·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense experience, sense impression, sense datumnoun

    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, wiznoun

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  3. sensationnoun

    a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest

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

  4. sensationnoun

    a state of widespread public excitement and interest

    "the news caused a sensation"

  5. sense, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory facultynoun

    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. sensationnoun

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

  2. sensationnoun

    A widespread reaction of interest or excitement.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sensationnoun

    Perception by means of the senses.

    Etymology: sensation, French; sensatio, school Latin.

    Diversity of constitution, or other circumstances, vary the sensations; and to them of Java pepper is cold. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.

    The brain, distempered by a cold, beating against the root of the auditory nerve, and protracted to the tympanum, causes the sensation of noise. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.

    This great source of most of the ideas we have, depending wholly upon our senses, and derived by them to the understanding, I call sensation. John Locke.

    When we are asleep, joy and sorrow give us more vigorous sensations of pain or pleasure than at any other time. Addison.

    The happiest, upon a fair estimate, have stronger sensations of pain than pleasure. John Rogers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sensationnoun

    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. Sensationnoun

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

  3. Sensationnoun

    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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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

Examples of sensation in a Sentence

  1. Margarita Rohr:

    This directs blood flow toward these organs and away from less vital organs like hands and feet, Margarita Rohr said, which leaves these body parts chronically cold. Science bears this out : a University of Utah study found that though women had a slightly higher core body temperature than men, their hands came in at an average of 2.8 degrees cooler. You have diabetes Diabetes that's not kept in check can lead to a condition called peripheral nephropathy, a constant attack on the nerves that provide sensation to your hands and feet, Margarita Rohr said. When this develops, you experience numbness and sometimes pain in the hands and feet, and since these nerves are also responsible for sending message to the brain regarding temperature sensation, your hands and feet may feel cold.

  2. William Blake:

    To me this world is all one continued vision of fancy or imagination, and I feel flattered when I am told so. What is it sets Homer, Virgil and Milton in so high a rank of art? Why is the Bible more entertaining and instructive than any other book? Is it not because they are addressed to the imagination, which is spiritual sensation, and but immediately to the understanding or reason?

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The desperation of media in promoting the vaccination and getting big commission out of it is quite visible in making covid a trending sensation through hired netizens

  4. Kathleen Cullen:

    There's a really profound fundamental thing that happens in the brain of people like dancers or skaters over lots and lots of practice. And that's basically a change in the way the brain is processing information, when you spin around, you're activating the semicircular canals, rotation sensors. They're filled with fluid and they're sensing your rotation. But when you stop, the fluid has inertia and it tends to continue to move. They actually get a false sensation of movement.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    It is worth to doubt the reputation or intention of a person who becomes a big internet sensation by overnight or within a fortnight.

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