from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Sensation or perception of motion.
- n. proprioception or static position sense; the perception of the position and posture of the body; also, more broadly, including the motion of the body as well.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See kinaesthesia, kinaesthesis, and kinaesthetic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See kinæsthesia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body
- n. the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
Greek kīnein, to move; see kei-2 in Indo-European roots + esthesia.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek κινέω (cineō, put in motion) + αἴσθησις (aesthēsis, sensation) in form -αισθησία after anaesthesia, etc. Compare kinesthesis and Modern Greek κιναισθησία. (Wiktionary)