Meaning of sensory in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɛns(ə)ri/

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  • Relating to sensation or the physical senses; transmitted or perceived by the senses.

    ‘sensory input’
    • ‘It's a total sensory overload; every sense being in a constant state of catch-up.’
    • ‘Three-quarters of the way down the list and it starts to add up to physical and sensory overload.’
    • ‘The brain fills in so many gaps in its sensory input, so maybe it takes a huge amount of hearing loss to make a real difference to ability.’
    • ‘Naturally, one of the characters turns out to have the gift of ESP, or extra sensory perception.’
    • ‘There are certain sensory inputs that grab our attention faster and more thoroughly than we'd expect.’
    • ‘How could such sensory and aesthetic and moral indoctrination have been so readily overthrown?’
    • ‘Was it a rich sensory experience that took your head to places you hadn't known existed?’
    • ‘The spindle is thought to be responsible for the inhibition of external, sensory input.’
    • ‘While sensory input is important, spontaneous activity plays a key role.’
    • ‘So it's like the clock is very accurate but it can be reset by sensory input.’
    • ‘We come into this world as babes and have to organize the chaos of our sensory input.’
    • ‘Indeed, nerve cells that receive converging sensory inputs are quite widespread in the brain.’
    • ‘Our identity is a story we tell ourselves to bind, balance or reject from the whole range of input sensory data.’
    • ‘It basically defines a sensory perception that has no source in their world.’
    • ‘However, Plato's distrust of sensory perception led him to reject the visual arts.’
    • ‘We know a lot about what specific neurons do when exposed to specific sensory inputs.’
    • ‘Each piece in the show deals with sensory experience and assumptions about perception.’
    • ‘Is it a sport that for you has sensory pleasures that aren't reliant on sight?’
    • ‘The human brain itself can only work with the information from sensory organs.’
    • ‘The downside is that some people are just too damn tired of the sensory overload to care anymore.’
    aesthetically pleasing, aesthetic, pleasurable, gratifying, rich, sumptuous, luxurious


Mid 18th century from Latin sens- ‘perceived’ (from the verb sentire) or from the noun sense+ -ory.