Definition of kinaesthesia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(North American English kinesthesia) noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɪnəsˈθiːziə//
, BrE//ˌkaɪnəsˈθiːziə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɪnəsˈθiːʒə//
[uncountable] (biology)
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knowledge of the position and movement of parts of your body, which comes from sense organs in the muscles and joints Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Greek kinein ‘to move’ + aisthēsis ‘sensation’.