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Meaning & Definition of Sensation in English

English

Sensation

/sɛnseʃən/

noun

1. An unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

  • "A sensation of touch"
    synonym:
  • sensation
  • ,
  • esthesis
  • ,
  • aesthesis
  • ,
  • sense experience
  • ,
  • sense impression
  • ,
  • sense datum

2. Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

    synonym:
  • ace
  • ,
  • adept
  • ,
  • champion
  • ,
  • sensation
  • ,
  • maven
  • ,
  • mavin
  • ,
  • virtuoso
  • ,
  • genius
  • ,
  • hotshot
  • ,
  • star
  • ,
  • superstar
  • ,
  • whiz
  • ,
  • whizz
  • ,
  • wizard
  • ,
  • wiz

3. A general feeling of excitement and heightened interest

  • "Anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear"
    synonym:
  • sensation

4. A state of widespread public excitement and interest

  • "The news caused a sensation"
    synonym:
  • sensation

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • sense
  • ,
  • sensation
  • ,
  • sentience
  • ,
  • sentiency
  • ,
  • sensory faculty

Examples of using

The news of the fire in the factory caused a sensation.
The hair style of the Beatles created a sensation.