Meaning of sentient

sen•tient

Pronunciation: (sen'shunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. having the power of perception by the senses; conscious.
  2. characterized by sensation and consciousness.
—n.
  1. a person or thing that is sentient.
  2. the conscious mind.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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