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SENTIENCE

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SENTIENCE (noun)
  The noun SENTIENCE has 3 senses:

1. state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
2. the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
3. the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness

  Familiarity information: SENTIENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SENTIENCE (noun)


Sense 1sentience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

sentience; awareness

Context example:

the crash intruded on his awareness

Hypernyms ("sentience" is a kind of...):

consciousness (an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation)


Sense 2sentience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The faculty through which the external world is apprehended

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

sensory faculty; sentiency; sentience; sense; sensation

Context example:

in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

Hypernyms ("sentience" is a kind of...):

faculty; mental faculty; module (one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sentience"):

modality; sense modality; sensory system (a particular sense)

sensibility; sensitiveness; sensitivity ((physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation)


Sense 3sentience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

gave sentience to slugs and newts

Hypernyms ("sentience" is a kind of...):

aliveness; animateness; liveness (the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life)

Attribute:

animate; sentient (endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness)

insensate; insentient (devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation)

Antonym:

insentience (lacking consciousness or ability to perceive sensations)


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