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Definition of "synesthesia" []

  • A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. (noun)
  • A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain. (noun)
  • The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normally describe another. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "synesthesia" in a sentence
  • "The stimulation of one sense by another sense is called synesthesia, from the Greek syn (together) and aisthanesthai (perceive)."
  • "Your mileage may vary; please consult your doctor to see if synesthesia is right for you. bj Says:"
  • "They don't need me (beyond my participation in synesthesia research, as a subject)."