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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sen-shuh ns]
    • /ˈsɛn ʃəns/
    • /ˈsen.ʃəns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sen-shuh ns]
    • /ˈsɛn ʃəns/

Definitions of sentience word

  • noun sentience sentient condition or character; capacity for sensation or feeling. 1
  • noun sentience the state or quality of being sentient; awareness 0
  • noun sentience sense perception not involving intelligence or mental perception; feeling 0
  • noun sentience a sentient state or quality; capacity for feeling or perceiving; consciousness 0
  • noun sentience mere awareness or sensation that does not involve thought or perception 0

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Origin of sentience

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; senti(ent) + -ence

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Parts of speech for Sentience


sentience popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

sentience usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sentience

noun sentience

  • acquaintanceship — a person known to one, but usually not a close friend.
  • aliveness — having life; living; existing; not dead or lifeless.
  • awareness — the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness: The object of the information drive is to raise awareness of what spreads HIV/AIDS.
  • bodhi — enlightenment
  • high spirits — lively or boisterous mood

Top questions with sentience

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