aesthesis

Definitions of aesthesis
  1. noun
    an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    synonyms: esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression
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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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