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Synethesia

Noun

[sin-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh

1. a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.

Origin:
Synesthesia is a New Latin construction dating back to the 1890s. It is based on the Greek word aísthēsis “sensation, perception.”

“Edward’s inherited synesthesia was consistent and stable throughout his lifetime. His took a standard form: seeing numbers as colors.”
- Richard Powers, The Echo Maker, 2006