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kinaesthesia (ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə ; ˌkaɪn-)  or kinaesthesis or (US) kinesthesia (ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə ; ˌkaɪn-)  or or kinesthesis

Definitions

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noun

  1. the sensation by which bodily position, weight, muscle tension, and movement are perceived. Also called: : muscle sense

Derived Forms

kinaesthetic, or (US) kinesthetic (ˌkɪnɪsˈθɛtɪk ; ˌkaɪn-)   adjective

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Greek kinein to move + aesthesia

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