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English noun: sentience

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

SamplesThe crash intruded on his awareness.


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


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