awareness, sense

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  • sense — n 1 *sensation, feeling, sensibility Analogous words: awareness, consciousness, cognizance (see corresponding adjectives at AWARE): perception, *discernment, discrimination, penetration 2 Sense, common sense, good sense, horse sense, gumption,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sense — [sens] n. [Fr sens < L sensus < sentire, to feel, perceive: see SEND1] 1. the ability of the nerves and the brain to receive and react to stimuli, as light, sound, impact, constriction, etc.; specif., any of five faculties of receiving… …   English World dictionary

  • sense — ► NOUN 1) any of the faculties of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch, by which the body perceives an external stimulus. 2) a feeling that something is the case. 3) (sense of) awareness or appreciation of or sensitivity to: a sense of… …   English terms dictionary

  • awareness — index appreciation (perception), cognition, comprehension, insight, judgment (discernment), perception …   Law dictionary

  • sense — I (feeling) noun apperception, apprehension, awareness, consciousness, discernment, idea, impression, instinct, mental image, mindfulness, notion, opinion, perception, realization, sensation, sensus, speculation, understanding II (intelligence)… …   Law dictionary

  • sense — [n1] feeling of animate being faculty, feel, function, hearing, impression, kinesthesia, sensation, sensibility, sensitivity, sight, smell, taste, touch; concept 405 sense [n2] awareness, perception ability, appreciation, atmosphere, aura, brains …   New thesaurus

  • sense — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French or Latin; Anglo French sen, sens sensation, feeling, mechanism of perception, meaning, from Latin sensus, from sentire to perceive, feel; perhaps akin to Old High German sinnan to go, strive,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Awareness — Aware redirects here. For other uses, see Aware (disambiguation). Awareness is the state or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects or sensory patterns. In this level of consciousness, sense data can be confirmed by an …   Wikipedia

  • sense — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. meaning, import; perception, feeling; judgment, appreciation; opinion, consensus. See intellect, intuition, sensibility. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [One of the powers of physical perception] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • sense — /sens/, n., v., sensed, sensing. n. 1. any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body. 2. these faculties collectively. 3. their operation… …   Universalium

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