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[mass noun] Awareness of the position and movement of the parts of the body by means of sensory organs (proprioceptors) in the muscles and joints.
- ‘The feeling of movement - discussed as kinaesthesia - is married to a musical sequence, by which the shapes seem to converse in a kind of inner-skull environment.’
- ‘The activity that unifies the diverse sensations taste, smells, kinesthesia, touch, sound, vision - and which structures the infant's behaviour, is the apperception of the body image.’
- ‘They have lost their proprioception (the sense of the body's position) and kinesthesia (the sense of the body's motion).’
- ‘Notably absent from this conventional taxonomy, however, is kinesthesia, our sensory awareness of the position and movement of the body.’
- ‘His eyes mirrored as his vision shifted to a broader range of wavelengths, his hearing and smell and kinesthesia boosting in concert.’
Late 19th century: from Greek kinein to move + aisthēsis sensation.
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