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Meaning of SENTIENCE

Pronunciation:  'senshuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "gave sentience to slugs and newts"- Richard Eberhart
  2. [n]  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. [n]  state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "the crash intruded on his awareness"

SENTIENCE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: awareness, sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentiency
 Antonyms: insentience
 See Also: aliveness, animateness, consciousness, faculty, liveness, mental faculty, modality, module, sense modality, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sensory system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sen"ti*ence\, Sentiency \Sen"ti*en*cy\, n. [See
{Sentient}, {Sentence}.]
The quality or state of being sentient; esp., the quality or
state of having sensation. --G. H. Lewes

      An example of harmonious action between the
      intelligence and the sentieny of the mind. --Earle.