1. [ noun ] (psychology) an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
Synonyms: sense_datum sense_impression sense_experience

"a sensation of touch"

Related terms: perception sound smell taste vision threshold masking synesthesia feel
2. [ noun ] someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
Synonyms: star wizard ace virtuoso whiz hotshot genius wiz whizz champion superstar mavin maven adept
Related terms: expert track_star star
3. [ noun ] a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest

"anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear"

Related terms: stir
4. [ noun ] a state of widespread public excitement and interest

"the news caused a sensation"

Related terms: excitement
5. [ noun ] the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
Synonyms: sense sensory_faculty sentiency sentience

"in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"

Related terms: faculty sensitivity modality feel sensitize
Similar spelling:   sensational