synesthete

synesthesia

[sin-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun
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.


Origin:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin; see syn-, esthesia

synesthete [sin-uhs-theet] , noun
synesthetic [sin-uhs-thet-ik] , adjective
nonsynesthetic, adjective
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synesthesia (ˌsɪniːsˈθiːzɪə)
 
n
the usual US spelling of synaesthesia
 
synesthetic
 
adj

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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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