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synesthesia

[sin-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌsɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun
1.
a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.
Also, synaesthesia.
Origin of synesthesia
1890-1895
1890-95; < New Latin; see syn-, esthesia
Related forms
synesthete
[sin-uh s-theet] /ˈsɪn əsˌθit/ (Show IPA),
noun
synesthetic
[sin-uh s-thet-ik] /ˌsɪn əsˈθɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonsynesthetic, adjective
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synesthesia

/ˌsɪniːsˈθiːzɪə/
noun
1.
the usual US spelling of synaesthesia
Derived Forms
synesthetic (ˌsɪniːsˈθɛtɪk) adjective
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synesthesia in Medicine

synesthesia syn·es·the·sia (sĭn'ĭs-thē'zhə)
n.

  1. A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color.

  2. A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus that is applied to another, as in referred pain.


syn'es·thet'ic (-thět'ĭk) adj.
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