Word of the day

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synesthesia (noun) – 1. A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a colour.
2. A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain.
3. The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normally describe another.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Also synesthesia, “sensation in one part of the body produced by stimulus in another,” 1881, in some cases via French, from Modern Latin, from Greek syn- “together” + aisthesis “feeling” + abstract noun ending -ia. Also psychologically, of the senses (colours that seem to the perceiver to having odour, etc.), from 1891.


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