Definitions for: Sentience


[n] the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "gave sentience to slugs and newts"- Richard Eberhart
[n] the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
[n] state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "the crash intruded on his awareness"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sen"ti*ence, Sentiency Sen"ti*en*cy, n. [See
Sentient, Sentence.]
The quality or state of being sentient; esp., the quality or
state of having sensation. --G. H. Lewes

An example of harmonious action between the
intelligence and the sentieny of the mind. --Earle.

Synonyms: awareness, sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentiency

Antonyms: insentience

See Also: aliveness, animateness, consciousness, faculty, liveness, mental faculty, modality, module, sense modality, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sensory system

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