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English noun: sentience

1. sentience (cognition) state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness


SamplesThe crash intruded on his awareness.


Synonymsawareness


Broader (hypernym)consciousness

2. sentience (cognition) the faculty through which the external world is apprehended


SamplesIn the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing.


Synonymssensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentiency


Broader (hypernym)faculty, mental faculty, module


Narrower (hyponym)modality, sense modality, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sensory system

3. sentience (attribute) the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness


SamplesGave sentience to slugs and newts.


Broader (hypernym)aliveness, animateness, liveness


Attributeanimate, insensate, insentient, sentient


Antonymsinsentience









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