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synaesthesia

[sin-is-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌsɪn ɪsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun
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synaesthetic
[sin-is-thet-ik] /ˌsɪn ɪsˈθɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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synaesthesia

/ˌsɪniːsˈθiːzɪə/
noun
1.
(physiol) a sensation experienced in a part of the body other than the part stimulated
2.
(psychol) the subjective sensation of a sense other than the one being stimulated. For example, a sound may evoke sensations of colour
Derived Forms
synaesthetic, (US) synesthetic (ˌsɪniːsˈθɛtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
from New Latin, from syn- + -esthesia, from Greek aisthēsis sensation
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Word Origin and History for synaesthetic

synaesthesia

n.

also synesthesia, "sensation in one part of the body produced by stimulus in another," 1881, in some cases via French, from Modern Latin, from Greek syn- "together" (see syn-) + stem aisthe "to feel, perceive." Also psychologically, of the senses (colors having an odor, etc.), from 1891.

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