proprioception

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Etymology[edit]

From proprioceptor, from Latin prōprius (one's own) +‎ reception. Coined by neurophysiologist Charles Scott Sherrington, 1906.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpɹəʊ.pɹi.əʊˈsɛp.ʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpɹoʊ.pɹi.oʊˈsɛp.ʃən/
  • Hyphenation: pro‧prio‧cep‧tion

Noun[edit]

proprioception (countable and uncountable, plural proprioceptions)

  1. The sense of the position of parts of the body, relative to other neighbouring parts of the body.
    • 2003, James Stark, Bel Canto: A History of Vocal Pedagogy, University of Toronto Press (→ISBN), page 30:
      [] it is achieved through a neuromuscular feedback system known as proprioception or kinaesthetic awareness, as well as through an auditory control system in which the ear monitors the sound and makes []

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  1. ^ proprioception” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.