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kinaesthesia (ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə Pronunciation for kinaesthesia ; ˌkaɪn-)  or kinaesthesis or (US) kinesthesia (ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə Pronunciation for kinesthesia ; 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 Pronunciation for ; ˌkaɪn-)  adjective

Word Origin

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

Example Sentences Including 'kinaesthesia'

Instead, the baby creates images of sound, vision, touch, taste, kinaesthesia and smell.
Dorothy Rowe BEYOND FEAR (2002)


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