Definitions of sensation

  1. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  2. a state of widespread public excitement and interest; " the news caused a sensation"
  3. the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; " in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
  4. an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; " a sensation of touch"
  5. a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest; " anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear"
  6. An impression, or the consciousness of an impression, made upon the central nervous organ, through the medium of a sensory or afferent nerve or one of the organs of sense; a feeling, or state of consciousness, whether agreeable or disagreeable, produced either by an external object ( stimulus), or by some change in the internal state of the body.
  7. A purely spiritual or psychical affection; agreeable or disagreeable feelings occasioned by objects that are not corporeal or material.
  8. A state of excited interest or feeling, or that which causes it.
  9. Transduction of physical or chemical changes in the external or internal environment into nerve impulses by specialized receptors, transmission of these impulses by afferent neurons to the effectors, either directly or through the CNS.
  10. A state of feeling produced by the action of an outside force upon the body; a mental impression resulting from a bodily feeling; power to feel; as, anesthetics cause loss of sensation; state of excited feeling or interest, or its cause; as, a sensation was caused by the playing of the great violinist.
  11. The translation into consciousness of the effects of a stimulus exciting any of the organs of sense.
  12. Knowledge of feeling.
  13. Perception by the senses: feeling excited by external objects, by the state of the body, or by immaterial objects: a state of excited feeling: an unexpected or startling news item or other article in the newspapers: any surprising or shocking intelligence.
  15. Perception by the senses; feeling; state of excitement.
  16. Feeling aroused through the senses; also, stimulation of some organ of sense; emotion.
  17. Interest or excitement, or that which produces it.
  18. Perception by the senses; an impression on the mind or the brain by means of the senses; a feeling; a state of excited interest or feeling, or that which produces it.
  19. An impression made on the mind through any one of the senses; a state of interest or feeling excited or awakened in the mind by external objects, by the passions, by the internal condition of the body, or by the words of a speaker.

Usage examples for sensation

  1. How long this might have continued is not known- for the theory and practice were suddenly arrested by another sensation – The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  2. You can imagine, then, what a sensation the arrival of Mrs. Whitman and Mrs. Spalding occasioned, and with what warmth they were welcomed. – American Men of Action by Burton E. Stevenson
  3. Well, I never tried falling out of a five- story window before just to see how it felt, but I got the sensation by doing it without trying. – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
  4. For this great book created a sensation throughout the English- speaking world when it appeared, and aroused controversies which did not subside for many years. – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  5. There was no sensation no singing. – Lourdes by Robert Hugh Benson
  6. It gave him a sick sensation to fall. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  7. It is a new and strange sensation which a man experiences when for the first time he sees tears in the eyes of the woman he loves. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  8. They knew that they stood still in the universe, and this idea gave their youth the sensation of being very important. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  9. With your face and figure you will make a sensation – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  10. All the same, I made a sensation at Inkston just at first. – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony
  11. The sensation that held her was new and unbearable. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  12. Something of the same sensation was upon him now. – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. I shall always remember that horrible sensation of falling. – 'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany by Gerald Featherstone Knight
  14. As to lady readers, it is impossible, probably, to give them an idea of the sensation in question. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  15. And the cave- man is, and is known to be, quite above sensation – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
  16. On the whole, he rather enjoyed the sensation – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  17. Sergeant Bellews felt a warm sensation – The Machine That Saved The World by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  18. Quite in keeping with Markel, isn't it- to make a sensation on the cheap? – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  19. Her arrival proved something of a sensation – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  20. It was a dreadful sensation – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit