|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"
|4.||[ noun ] a state of widespread public excitement and interest|
"the news caused a sensation"
|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|