Etymology
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sensory (adj.)

1749, "pertaining to sense or sensation," from Latin sensorius, from sensus, past participle of sentire "to perceive, feel" (see sense (n.)).

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Definitions of sensory

sensory (adj.)
of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system;
sensory neurons
Synonyms: centripetal / receptive
sensory (adj.)
involving or derived from the senses;
sensory experience
sensory channels
Synonyms: sensorial
sensory (adj.)
relating to or concerned in sensation;
sensory organs
the sensory cortex
Synonyms: sensational
From wordnet.princeton.edu