Definition of Synesthesia

1. Noun. A sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated.

Exact synonyms: Synaesthesia
Generic synonyms: Aesthesis, Esthesis, Sensation, Sense Datum, Sense Experience, Sense Impression
Specialized synonyms: Chromaesthesia, Chromesthesia
Derivative terms: Synaesthetic, Synesthetic



Definition of Synesthesia

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of synaesthesia) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Synesthesia

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Synesthesia

synergism
synergisms
synergist
synergistic
synergistically
synergists
synergize
synergized
synergizes
synergizing
synergy
synes
syneses
synesis
synesises
synesthesia (current term)
synesthesias
synesthete
synesthetes
synesthetic
synesthetic metaphor
synezesis
synfuel
synfuels
syngameon
syngameons
syngamic
syngamies
syngamous
syngamy

Literary usage of Synesthesia

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

1. An Outline of Abnormal Psychology by James Winfred Bridges (1921)
"B. synesthesia. synesthesia or reflex hallucination is the arousal of a secondary sensation automatically by a sensation of a different modality. ..."

2. An Outline of Abnormal Psychology by James Winfred Bridges (1919)
"On synesthesia. LB Alford, A Report on Two Cases of synesthesia, JAP, 13, 1918, 1-11. ... AH Pierce, Reviews of Literature on synesthesia in PB, 1911- 1913. ..."

3. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"synesthesia. Quite a large number of people are so constituted as to hear sounds as if ... This colored hearing is the commonest form of " synesthesia", ..."

4. Human Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1919)
"more properly termed synesthesia. synesthesia is probably due to certain chance groupings of sensations which occurred early in life and have persisted in ..."

5. Notes on the Development of a Child by Milicent Washburn Shinn (1893)
"Mr. Cooley mentions here an interesting bit of early synesthesia. ... We see the same synesthesia reversed in my niece's description of high notes as ..."

6. American Medicine (1911)
"synesthesia is not a matter of much practical importance but it is highly interesting to say the least. It is that curious phenomenon of the overflow of ..."

7. An Outline of Abnormal Psychology by James Winfred Bridges (1921)
"B. synesthesia. synesthesia or reflex hallucination is the arousal of a secondary sensation automatically by a sensation of a different modality. ..."

8. An Outline of Abnormal Psychology by James Winfred Bridges (1919)
"On synesthesia. LB Alford, A Report on Two Cases of synesthesia, JAP, 13, 1918, 1-11. ... AH Pierce, Reviews of Literature on synesthesia in PB, 1911- 1913. ..."

9. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"synesthesia. Quite a large number of people are so constituted as to hear sounds as if ... This colored hearing is the commonest form of " synesthesia", ..."

10. Human Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1919)
"more properly termed synesthesia. synesthesia is probably due to certain chance groupings of sensations which occurred early in life and have persisted in ..."

11. Notes on the Development of a Child by Milicent Washburn Shinn (1893)
"Mr. Cooley mentions here an interesting bit of early synesthesia. ... We see the same synesthesia reversed in my niece's description of high notes as ..."

12. American Medicine (1911)
"synesthesia is not a matter of much practical importance but it is highly interesting to say the least. It is that curious phenomenon of the overflow of ..."

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