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

 

synaesthesia

 noun
(also synesthesia)noun
BrE BrE//ˌsɪnəsˈθiːziə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪnəsˈθiːʒə//
 
[uncountable](biology)
 
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the fact of experiencing some things in a different way from most other people, for example experiencing colours as sounds or shapes as tastes, or feeling something in one part of the body when a different part is stimulated Word Origin late 19th cent.: modern Latin, from syn- ‘with’, on the pattern of anaesthesia.