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English

Etymology

From mediaeval Latin sensationem, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sensus.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
sensation

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  1. A physical feeling or perception from something that comes into contact with the body; something sensed.
    • 1921, Bertrand Russel, The Analysis of Mind,  
      Confining ourselves, for the moment, to sensations, we find that there are different degrees of publicity attaching to different sorts of sensations. If you feel a toothache when the other people in the room do not, you are in no way surprised; but if you hear a clap of thunder when they do not, you begin to be alarmed as to your mental condition.
  2. A widespread reaction of interest or excitement.
    • 1937, H. P. Lovecraft, The Thing on the Doorstep,  
      Young Derby's odd genius developed remarkably, and in his eighteenth year his collected nightmare-lyrics made a real sensation when issued under the title Azathoth and Other Horrors.

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French

Etymology

From mediaeval Latin sensationem, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] sensus.

Pronunciation

Noun

sensation f. (plural sensations)

  1. sensation

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