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Noun: kinesthesia  ,ki-nis'thee-zhu
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: kinaesthesia)
  1. The perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
    - kinaesthesia [Brit, Cdn], feeling of movement
     
  2. The ability to feel movements of the limbs and body
    - kinesthesis [N. Amer], kinaesthesis [Brit, Cdn], kinaesthesia [Brit, Cdn], kinesthetics [N. Amer], muscle sense, sense of movement

Type of: proprioception, somaesthesia [Brit, Cdn], somaesthesis [Cdn], somataesthesis, somatesthesia, somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosense, somatosensory system, somesthesia [N. Amer], somesthesis [N. Amer]

Antonym: kinanesthesia

Encyclopedia: Kinesthesia