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sensory

sen·so·ry

sensory

 
pronunciation:
sen s ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to the senses.
Dogs have very keen sensory abilities.The ears and eyes are sensory organs.
similar words:
sensational, sensual
definition 2: of or pertaining to the transmitting of stimuli from the sense organs to the brain.
derivation: sensorial (adj.)
Word Parts
The word sensory contains the following parts:
sens, sent Latin root that means to feel, to perceive
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).