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SENSORY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sensory mean? 

SENSORY (adjective)
  The adjective SENSORY has 3 senses:

1. of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
2. involving or derived from the senses
3. relating to or concerned in sensation

  Familiarity information: SENSORY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SENSORY (adjective)


Sense 1sensory [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system

Synonyms:

sensory; centripetal; receptive

Context example:

sensory neurons

Similar:

afferent (of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS)


Sense 2sensory [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving or derived from the senses

Synonyms:

sensorial; sensory

Context examples:

sensory experience / sensory channels

Antonym:

extrasensory (seemingly outside normal sensory channels)


Sense 3sensory [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or concerned in sensation

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

sensational; sensory

Context examples:

the sensory cortex / sensory organs

Pertainym:

sensation (an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation)


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