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kinaesthesia Line breaks: kin¦aes|the¦sia
Pronunciation: /ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə/
(US kinesthesia)

Definition of kinaesthesia in English:


[mass noun]
Awareness of the position and movement of the parts of the body by means of sensory organs (proprioceptors) in the muscles and joints.
Example sentences
  • Notably absent from this conventional taxonomy, however, is kinesthesia, our sensory awareness of the position and movement of the body.
  • They have lost their proprioception (the sense of the body's position) and kinesthesia (the sense of the body's motion).
  • The feeling of movement - discussed as kinaesthesia - is married to a musical sequence, by which the shapes seem to converse in a kind of inner-skull environment.


Pronunciation: /ˌkɪnɪsˈθɛtɪk/
Example sentences
  • The studies looked at changes in intelligence, psychomotor speed, executive functions, visuospatial ability, kinesthetic function and electrophysiological measures.
  • These babies are easily overwhelmed by tactile, visual, auditory, and kinesthetic stimuli.
  • The kinesthetic imagery and the visual imagery groups had to mentally rehearse the task six times following the same instructions as in the mental practice training.


Late 19th century: from Greek kinein 'to move' + aisthēsis 'sensation'.

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