sense impression

DEFINITIONS OF: sense impression

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n an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

Synonyms:
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience
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limen, threshold
the smallest detectable sensation
masking
the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation
vision, visual sensation
the perceptual experience of seeing
odor, odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell
the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
auditory sensation, sound
the subjective sensation of hearing something
synaesthesia, synesthesia
a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
absolute threshold
the lowest level of stimulation that a person can detect
difference limen, difference threshold, differential limen, differential threshold
the smallest change in stimulation that a person can detect
scent
an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
aroma, fragrance, perfume, scent
a distinctive odor that is pleasant
fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, mephitis, reek, stench, stink
a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
flavor, flavour, nip, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang
the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
sugariness, sweet, sweetness
the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
sour, sourness, tartness
the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
bitter, bitterness
the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
acridity
having an acrid smell
salinity, salt, saltiness
the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
astringence, astringency
a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
finish
(wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
flatness
a deficiency in flavor
mellowness
a taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor
euphony, music
any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
music
(music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)
pure tone, tone
a steady sound without overtones
dissonance, noise, racket
the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
dub
the new sounds added by dubbing
chromaesthesia, chromesthesia
a form of synesthesia in which nonvisual stimulation results in the experience of color sensations
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perception
the process of perceiving
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