Meaning of sensation

sen•sa•tion

Pronunciation: (sen-sā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the operation or function of the senses; perception or awareness of stimuli through the senses.
  2. a mental condition or physical feeling resulting from stimulation of a sense organ or from internal bodily change, as cold or pain.
  3. the faculty of perception of stimuli.
  4. a general feeling not directly attributable to any given stimulus, as discomfort, anxiety, or doubt.
  5. a mental feeling, esp. a state of excited feeling.
  6. a state of excited feeling or interest caused among a number of persons or throughout a community, as by some rumor or occurrence.
  7. a cause of such feeling or interest: The new Brazilian movie was the sensation of the film festival.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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