ALL meanings of sensing

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  • noun sensing any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body: My sense of smell tells me that dinner is ready. 1
  • noun sensing these faculties collectively. 1
  • noun sensing their operation or function; sensation. 1
  • noun sensing a feeling or perception produced through the organs of touch, taste, etc., or resulting from a particular condition of some part of the body: to have a sense of cold. 1
  • noun sensing a faculty or function of the mind analogous to sensation: the moral sense. 1
  • noun sensing any special capacity for perception, estimation, appreciation, etc.: a sense of humor. 1
  • noun sensing Usually, senses. clear and sound mental faculties; sanity: Have you taken leave of your senses? 1
  • noun sensing a more or less vague perception or impression: a sense of security. 1
  • noun sensing a mental discernment, realization, or recognition; acuteness: a just sense of the worth of a thing. 1
  • noun sensing the recognition of something as incumbent or fitting: a sense of duty. 1
  • noun sensing sound practical intelligence: He has no sense. 1
  • noun sensing something that is sensible or reasonable: Try to talk sense instead of shouting. 1
  • noun sensing the meaning or gist of something: You missed the sense of his statement. 1
  • noun sensing the value or worth of something; merit: There's no sense in worrying about the past. 1
  • noun sensing the meaning of a word or phrase in a specific context, especially as isolated in a dictionary or glossary; the semantic element in a word or group of words. 1
  • noun sensing an opinion or judgment formed or held, especially by an assemblage or body of persons: the sense of a meeting. 1
  • noun sensing Genetics. a DNA sequence that is capable of coding for an amino acid (distinguished from nonsense). 1
  • noun sensing Mathematics. one of two opposite directions in which a vector may point. 1
  • verb with object sensing to perceive (something) by the senses; become aware of. 1
  • verb with object sensing to grasp the meaning of; understand. 1
  • verb with object sensing (of certain mechanical devices) to detect physical phenomena, as light, temperature, radioactivity, etc., mechanically, electrically, or photoelectrically. 1
  • verb with object sensing Computers. to read (punched holes, tape, data, etc.) mechanically, electrically, or photoelectrically. 1
  • idioms sensing come to one's senses, to regain one's good judgment or realistic point of view; become reasonable. 1
  • idioms sensing in a sense, according to one explanation or view; to a certain extent: In a sense it may have been the only possible solution. 1
  • idioms sensing make sense, to be reasonable or comprehensible: His attitude doesn't make sense. 1
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