sensory Definition

  • 1relating to sensation or the physical senses; transmitted or perceived by the senses
  • 2relating to or concerned with the processing of sensory information

Using sensory: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sensory" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The sensory experience of eating a delicious meal.

  • Example

    The sensory nerves in the skin detect temperature and pressure.

  • Example

    The sensory cortex processes information from the senses.

sensory Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with sensory

  • a condition where the amount of sensory information received is too much for a person to handle


    The crowded and noisy environment caused her to experience sensory overload.

  • the absence of normal levels of sensory stimulation


    The experiment involved placing subjects in a room with no light or sound as a form of sensory deprivation.

  • a condition where the brain has difficulty receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses


    Children with sensory processing disorder may be oversensitive to certain textures or sounds.


Summary: sensory in Brief

The term 'sensory' [ˈsɛnsəri] refers to anything related to sensation or the physical senses, including the processing of sensory information. It can describe experiences like eating a delicious meal or the detection of temperature and pressure by the skin's sensory nerves. The term also extends into phrases like 'sensory overload,' which describes an overwhelming amount of sensory information, and 'sensory deprivation,' which refers to the absence of normal levels of sensory stimulation.

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