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



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

Derived Forms

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

Word Origin

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


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