Share this entry

sensum Line breaks: sen¦sum
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛnsəm/

Definition of sensum in English:

noun (plural sensa ˈsɛnsə)

A sense datum.
Example sentences
  • Thus ‘sense-data are sensa’ is not a tautology, but a synthetic proposition.
  • In his Association theory Carington viewed the ‘field of consciousness’ as consisting of ‘associative groupings of psychons,’ that is, sensa and images.
  • If we are to be useful transcendentalists we may have to listen away from things, listen through things, perceive the inner core of an aural (and indeed visual and other) sensa, to the depth dimension of whatever it is, the referent.


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, 'something sensed', neuter past participle of Latin sentire 'feel'.

Words that rhyme with sensum

Wrexham • Epsom • jetsam

Definition of sensum in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources