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sensorimotor

[sen-suh-ree-moh-ter] /ˌsɛn sə riˈmoʊ tər/
adjective
1.
Psychology. of or pertaining to motor activity caused by sensory stimuli.
Compare ideomotor.
2.
Physiology. both sensory and motor, as parts of the cerebral cortex.
Also, sensomotor
[sen-suh-moh-ter] /ˌsɛn səˈmoʊ tər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; sensory + motor
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  • Dreams are vivid, sensorimotor hallucinations with a narrative structure.
  • Language and the sensorimotor system are critically linked.
British Dictionary definitions for sensorimotor

sensorimotor

/ˌsɛnsərɪˈməʊtə/
adjective
1.
of or relating to both the sensory and motor functions of an organism or to the nerves controlling them
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Word Origin and History for sensorimotor

"pertaining to sensation and to motion," 1855, from comb. form of sensory + motor (n.).

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sensorimotor in Medicine

sensorimotor sen·so·ri·mo·tor (sěn'sə-rē-mō'tər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or combining the functions of the sensory and motor activities.

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