"sensing" in the noun sense
1. detection, sensing
the perception that something has occurred or some state exists
"early detection can often lead to a cure"
2. sensing, perception
becoming aware of something via the senses
"sensing" in the verb sense
1. feel, sense
perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
"He felt the wind"
"She felt an object brushing her arm"
"He felt his flesh crawl"
"She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
detect some circumstance or entity automatically
"This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"
"particle detectors sense ionization"
3. smell, smell out, sense
become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
"I sense his hostility"
"I smell trouble"
"smell out corruption"
"I sensed the real meaning of his letter"
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