sensory system

Definitions of sensory system
  1. noun
    the body's system of sense organs
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    types:
    auditory system
    the sensory system for hearing
    visual system
    the sensory system for vision
    vestibular apparatus, vestibular system
    organs mediating the labyrinthine sense; concerned with equilibrium
    type of:
    system
    a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts
  2. noun
    a particular sense
    synonyms: modality, sense modality
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    sight, vision, visual modality, visual sense
    the ability to see; the visual faculty
    somatosense
    any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain
    audition, auditory modality, auditory sense, hearing, sense of hearing
    the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    gustation, gustatory modality, sense of taste, taste
    the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
    olfaction, olfactory modality, sense of smell, smell
    the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
    stigmatism
    normal eyesight
    cutaneous senses, sense of touch, skin senses, touch, touch modality
    the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    achromatic vision
    vision using the rods
    acuity, sharp-sightedness, visual acuity
    sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
    binocular vision
    vision involving the use of both eyes
    central vision
    vision using the fovea and parafovea; the middle part of the visual field
    chromatic vision, color vision, trichromacy
    the normal ability to see colors
    distance vision
    vision for objects that a 20 feet or more from the viewer
    eyesight, seeing, sightedness
    normal use of the faculty of vision
    monocular vision
    vision with only one eye
    near vision
    vision for objects 2 feet or closer to the viewer
    night vision, night-sight, scotopic vision, twilight vision
    the ability to see in reduced illumination (as in moonlight)
    daylight vision, photopic vision
    normal vision in daylight; vision with sufficient illumination that the cones are active and hue is perceived
    peripheral vision
    vision at the edges of the visual field using only the periphery of the retina
    ear
    good hearing
    absolute pitch, perfect pitch
    the ability to identify the pitch of a tone
    nose
    the sense of smell (especially in animals)
    feeling of movement, kinaesthesia, kinesthesia
    the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
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    sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency
    the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
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