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EtymologyEdit

From Latin sentiēns (feeling, perceiving), present active participle of sentiō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.ʃ(i)ənt/, /ˈsɛn.ti.ənt/

AdjectiveEdit

sentient (comparative more sentient, superlative most sentient)

  1. Experiencing sensation, thought, or feeling.
  2. Able to consciously perceive through the use of sense faculties.
  3. (chiefly in science fiction) Possessing human-like awareness and intelligence.

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NounEdit

sentient (plural sentients)

  1. Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.
  2. (chiefly science fiction) An intelligent, self-aware being.

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  • (self-aware being): For semantic relationships of this sense, see sentient in the Thesaurus.

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