Sentience vs. Sapience

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Main Difference

The main difference between Sentience and Sapience is that the Sentience is a capacity to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively and Sapience is a deep understanding of or knowledge of a subject.

  • Sentience (noun)

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

  • Sapience (noun)

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

  • Sentience (noun)

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

  • Sapience (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Sentience (noun)

    state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness;

    "the crash intruded on his awareness"

  • Sentience (noun)

    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"

  • Sentience (noun)

    the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness;

    "gave sentience to slugs and newts"

  • Sapience (noun)

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

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