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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sen·tience /ˈsɛn(t)ʃ(i)ən(t)s, ˈsɛntiən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sen·ti·ence Sen·ti·en·cy n.  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.   --Earle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "the
           crash intruded on his awareness" [syn: awareness]
      2: 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" [syn: sense, sensation, sentiency,
          sensory faculty]
      3: the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or
         undifferentiated consciousness; "gave sentience to slugs
         and newts"- Richard Eberhart [ant: insentience]