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synesthesia

syn·es·the·sia (syn·aes·the·sia)

synesthesia (synaesthesia)

 
pronunciation:
sI nihs thi zh [or] sI nihs thi zhi [or] sI nihs thi zi
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part of speech: noun
definition: a phenomenon in which a stimulus applied to one part of the body causes a sensation in another, as when a smell produces the visualization of a prior experience.
derivations: synesthetic (adj.), synesthete (n.)
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The word synesthesia contains the following parts:
syn- Greek prefix that means with, together with
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The prefix "syn- " occurs in Greek loanwords and attaches to Greek roots. It has several forms, as the final "n" sound in "syn- " assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms sym-, syl-, and sys-.
synonyms:
com-
 
esthes, aesthes, esthet, aesthet Greek root that means feeling, sensation, sense perception