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sensorium Line breaks: sen|sor¦ium
Pronunciation: /sɛnˈsɔːrɪəm/

Definition of sensorium in English:

noun (plural sensoria sɛnˈsɔːrɪə or sensoriums)

The sensory apparatus or faculties considered as a whole: virtual reality technology directed at recreating the human sensorium
More example sentences
  • Patients with alcoholic hallucinosis experience visual, auditory, or tactile hallucinations but otherwise have a clear sensorium.
  • Over the next two days her confusion continued to diminish and she again returned to her baseline sensorium of completely intact cognitive function.
  • Can we imagine extending our sensoria and expanding our consciousness to include the dusk of flora?


Pronunciation: /sɛnˈsɔːrɪəl/
Example sentences
  • As defined by Freud, a symbol is sensorial and concrete in itself, although the idea it represents may be relatively abstract and complex.
  • The person in trance is wholly involved in the imagery or sensorial experience of the moment.
  • What seems to be at the heart of an affective and sensorial cinema is time: an everyday time that provokes an often anxious affective experience for both the performer and the viewer.
Pronunciation: /sɛnˈsɔːrɪəli/
Example sentences
  • I want to argue that entertainment spectacles of the last two decades are reliant on a baroque perceptual regime that sensorially engages the spectator in ways that recall baroque art forms of the seventeenth century.
  • These rooms have been previously used in various ganzfeld experiments and consist of a sensorially shielded room where participants are located.
  • Rather, one works as a sensorially engaged participant, opening many paths to knowledge and understanding.


Mid 17th century: from late Latin, from Latin sens- 'perceived', from the verb sentire.

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