Sense (disambiguation)

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Sense may refer to several different topics.

  • In physiology, a sense is a physiological method of perception preformed by many living organisms, especially animals. Vision, hearing, and taste are examples. (The term sense may also be more broadly defined as a mechanism or faculty by which a living organism receives information about its external or internal environment; as such it includes both physiological methods of perception, involving reception of stimuli by sensory cells, and incorporeal methods of perception, as in spiritual senses, below.)
  • In spiritual disciplines, a spiritual sense can refer to incorporeal means of perception performed by human beings, or can refer to capacities of the heart.
  • In genetics, sense can refer to the coding strand of the DNA helix.
  • In electronics, sense is a technique used in power supplies to produce the correct voltage for a load.


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