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synesthesia

Pronunciation: sin'es-the'ze-a

Definition:

  1. A condition in which a stimulus, in addition to exciting the usual and normally located sensation, gives rise to a subjective sensation of different character or localization; color hearing, color taste.
  2. From a neurolinguistic perspective, stimulus-response conditioning such as seen in a phobia.

[syn- + G. aisthesis, sensation]

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