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kinesthesia

[kin-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, kahy-nuh s-] /ˌkɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌkaɪ nəs-/
noun
1.
the sensation of movement or strain in muscles, tendons, and joints; muscle sense.
Also, kinaesthesia, kinesthesis.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Greek kīn(eîn) to move, set in motion + esthesia
Related forms
kinesthetic
[kin-uh s-thet-ik] /ˌkɪn əsˈθɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kinesthesis

kinaesthesia

/ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə; ˌkaɪn-/
noun
1.
the sensation by which bodily position, weight, muscle tension, and movement are perceived Also called muscle sense
Derived Forms
kinaesthetic, (US) kinesthetic (ˌkɪnɪsˈθɛtɪk; ˌkaɪn-) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek kinein to move + aesthesia

kinesthesia

/ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə; ˌkaɪn-/
noun
1.
the usual US spelling of kinaesthesia
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Word Origin and History for kinesthesis

kinesthesia

n.

also kinaesthesia, 1888, Modern Latin compound of Greek kinein "to set in motion; to move" (see cite) + aisthesis "perception" (see anaesthesia).

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kinesthesis in Medicine

kinesthesia kin·es·the·sia (kĭn'ĭs-thē'zhə, kī'nĭs-)
n.

  1. The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.

  2. The sensation of moving in space.


kin'es·thet'ic (-thět'ĭk) adj.
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