Definition of Sentience

1. Noun. State of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness. "The crash intruded on his awareness"

Exact synonyms: Awareness
Generic synonyms: Consciousness
Derivative terms: Aware, Sentient



2. Noun. The faculty through which the external world is apprehended. "In the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"

3. Noun. The readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness. "Gave sentience to slugs and newts"
Generic synonyms: Aliveness, Animateness, Liveness
Attributes: Animate, Sentient, Insensate, Insentient
Antonyms: Insentience
Derivative terms: Sentient

Definition of Sentience

1. n. The quality or state of being sentient; esp., the quality or state of having sensation.

Definition of Sentience

1. Noun. The state or quality of being sentient; possession of consciousness or sensory awareness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sentience

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sentience

sententiality
sententially
sententiaries
sententiary
sententiosities
sententiosity
sententious
sententiously
sententiousness
senteries
sentery
sentest
senti
sentics
sentience (current term)
sentiences
sentiencies
sentiency
sentient
sentiently
sentients
sentiment
sentimental
sentimental value
sentimentalisation
sentimentalisations
sentimentalise
sentimentalised
sentimentaliser

Literary usage of Sentience

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elements of Psychology by James Mark Baldwin (1893)
"sentience AND SENSIBILITY. It has become apparent that nervous activity, ... So we reach a distinction between sentience as a nervous property and sentience ..."

2. The Elements of Psychology: A Text-book by David Jayne Hill (1888)
"The natural division is, then, into (1) sensations of Simple sentience (from the Latin ... Kinds of Simple sentience. In our discussion of Sense-perception, ..."

3. Problems of Life and Mind by George Henry Lewes (1879)
"IS CONSCIOUSNESS EQUIVALENT TO sentience ? 115. If the term Consciousness is made coextensive with sentience (which in many respects would be serviceable), ..."

4. Problems of Life and Mind by George Henry Lewes (1880)
"IS CONSCIOUSNESS EQUIVALENT TO sentience ? 115. If the term Consciousness is made coextensive with sentience (which in many respects would be serviceable), ..."

5. Philosophy, Humanity and Ecology: Vol. 1: Philosophy of Nature edited by J. Odera Oruka (1996)
"... appears to have applied to the human sentient being alone and did not encompass other forms of sentience which Buddhism (and the older Indian tradition ..."

6. Studies in Philosophical Criticism and Construction by Sydney Herbert Mellone (1897)
"The definition of sentience as the basis of perception is a matter of ... To assign the physiological conditions of sentience is, of course, no definition. ..."

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