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 for sensory
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sensory \Sen"so*ry\, n.; pl. Sensories. (Physiol.)
     Same as Sensorium.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sensory \Sen"so*ry\, a. (Physiol.)
     Of or pertaining to the sensorium or sensation; as, sensory
     impulses; -- especially applied to those nerves and nerve
     fibers which convey to a nerve center impulses resulting in
     sensation; also sometimes loosely employed in the sense of
     afferent, to indicate nerve fibers which convey impressions
     of any kind to a nerve center.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sensory
      adj 1: of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and
             passing toward the central nervous system; "sensory
             neurons" [syn: centripetal, receptive, sensory(a)]
      2: involving or derived from the senses; "sensory experience";
         "sensory channels" [syn: sensory, sensorial] [ant:
         extrasensory, paranormal]
      3: relating to or concerned in sensation; "the sensory cortex";
         "sensory organs" [syn: sensational, sensory]

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