stereognosis

stereognosis

[ster-ee-og-noh-sis, steer-]
noun
the ability to determine the shape and weight of an object by touching or lifting it.

Origin:
1900–05; < Neo-Latin; see stereo-, -gnosis

stereognostic [ster-ee-og-nos-tik, steer-] , adjective
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stereognosis (ˌstɛrɪɒɡˈnəʊsɪs, ˌstɪər-)
 
n
the perception of depth or three-dimensionality through any of the senses
 
[C20: stereo- + gnosis]

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stereognosis ster·e·og·no·sis (stěr'ē-ŏg-nō'sĭs, stēr'-)
n.
The perception of the form of an object by means of touch.


ster'e·og·nos'tic (-nŏs'tĭk) adj.
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