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    sentience

    sentience - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sentience

    Definition
    (noun) state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
    Synonyms : awareness
    Example Sentence
    • the crash intruded on his awareness
    Definition
    (noun) the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    Example Sentence
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing
    Definition
    (noun) the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
    Example Sentence
    • gave sentience to slugs and newts
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