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Sentience vs. Sapience

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Sentiencenoun

The state or quality of being sentient; possession of consciousness or sensory awareness.

Sapiencenoun

The property of being sapient, the property of possessing or being able to possess wisdom.

Sentiencenoun

The quality or state of being sentient; esp., the quality or state of having sensation.

‘An example of harmonious action between the intelligence and the sentiency of the mind.’;

Sapiencenoun

The quality of being sapient; wisdom; sageness; knowledge.

‘Woman, if I might sit beside your feet,And glean your scattered sapience.’;

Sentiencenoun

state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness;

‘the crash intruded on his awareness’;

Sapiencenoun

ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight

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Sentiencenoun

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’;

Sentiencenoun

the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness;

‘gave sentience to slugs and newts’;

Sentience

Sentience is the capacity to be aware of feelings and sensations. The word was first coined by philosophers in the 1630s for the concept of an ability to feel, derived from Latin sentientem (a feeling), to distinguish it from the ability to think (reason).

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