Definitions of sentience

n state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness

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an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation

n the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness

“"gave sentience to slugs and newts"- Richard Eberhart”
lacking consciousness or ability to perceive sensations
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aliveness, animateness, liveness
the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life

n the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentiency
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modality, sense modality, sensory system
a particular sense
sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity
(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
extreme sensitivity
reactivity, responsiveness
responsive to stimulation
sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
photosensitivity, radiosensitivity
sensitivity to the action of radiant energy
sight, vision, visual modality, visual sense
the ability to see; the visual faculty
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
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faculty, mental faculty, module
one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

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