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also kinaesthesia, 1888, Modern Latin compound of Greek kinein "to set in motion; to move" (see cite) + aisthesis "perception" (see anaesthesia).
kinesthesia kin·es·the·sia (kĭn'ĭs-thē'zhə, kī'nĭs-)n.
The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.
The sensation of moving in space.