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synaesthesia


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1 A sensory experience elicited by a stimulus in a different sensory modality, as when particular sounds evoke sensations of colour. See also chromaesthesia, photism (1).

2 The experience of a sensation in a different part of the body from the area of stimulation. See also referred pain. Also called synaesthesis. US synesthesia, synesthesis. [From Greek syn together + aisthesis feeling + -ia indicating a condition or quality]


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