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sensory

[sen-suh-ree] /ˈsɛn sə ri/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the senses or sensation.
2.
Physiology. noting a structure for conveying an impulse that results or tends to result in sensation, as a nerve.
Also, sensorial
[sen-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-] /sɛnˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; sense + -ory1
Related forms
intersensory, adjective
multisensory, adjective
nonsensorial, adjective
nonsensory, adjective
unsensory, adjective
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  • In the research of sensorial perception invisibility has been shown to happen in cycles.
British Dictionary definitions for sensorial

sensory

/ˈsɛnsərɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the senses or the power of sensation
2.
of or relating to those processes and structures within an organism that receive stimuli from the environment and convey them to the brain
Word Origin
C18: from Latin sensōrius, from sentīre to feel
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Word Origin and History for sensorial

sensory

adj.

1749, "pertaining to sense or sensation," from Latin sensorius, from sensus, past participle of sentire "to perceive, feel" (see sense (n.)).

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sensorial in Medicine

sensorial sen·so·ri·al (sěn-sôr'ē-əl)
adj.
Of or relating to sensations or sensory impressions.

sensory sen·so·ry (sěn'sə-rē)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the senses or sensation.

  2. Transmitting impulses from sense organs to nerve centers; afferent.

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sensorial in Science
sensory
  (sěn'sə-rē)   
Involving the sense organs or the nerves that relay messages from them. Compare motor.
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