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sentience

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Noun sentience has 3 senses
  1. awareness, sentience - state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "the crash intruded on his awareness"
    --1 is a kind of consciousness
  2. sense, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory faculty - the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
    --2 is a kind of faculty, mental faculty, module
    --2 has particulars:
     modality, sense modality, sensory system; sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility
  3. sentience - the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "gave sentience to slugs and newts"- Richard Eberhart
    --3 is a kind of
    animateness, aliveness, liveness
    Antonyms: insentience
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