gustation (n.) "act of tasting," 1590s, from L. gustationem (nom. gustatio), noun of action from pp. stem of gustare "to taste" (see GUSTO (Cf. gusto)).

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  • GUSTATION — La gustation – ou, au sens restreint, le goût – est la fonction de l’un des trois systèmes de sensibilité chimique externe. Ce système sensoriel partage, en effet, avec l’appareil olfactif et les terminaisons de la sensibilité chimique commune la …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gustation — Gus*ta tion, n. [L. gustatio: cf. F. gustation.] The act of tasting. [R.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gustation — Gustation, lat. dtsch., das Schmecken, gustus, der Geschmack …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • gustation — [gəs tā′shən] n. [L gustatio < pp. of gustare, to taste < gustus, a taste: see GUSTO] 1. the act of tasting 2. the sense of taste …   English World dictionary

  • gustation — noun Etymology: Latin gustation , gustatio, from gustare Date: 1599 the act or sensation of tasting …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gustation — /gu stay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of tasting. 2. the faculty of taste. [1590 1600; < L gustation (s. of gustatio), equiv. to gustat(us) (ptp. of gustare to taste) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • gustation — noun The act of tasting. The organ of gustation is not, therefore, restricted to the production of that sense, but participates in the sense of touch. See Also: gustatory …   Wiktionary

  • gustation — /gʌsˈteɪʃən/ (say gus tayshuhn) noun 1. the act of tasting. 2. the faculty of taste. {Latin gustātiōn , stem of gustātiō, from gustāre to taste} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gustation — n. the act or capacity of tasting. Derivatives: gustative adj. gustatory adj. Etymology: F gustation or L gustatio f. gustare f. gustus taste …   Useful english dictionary

  • GUSTATION — s. f. T. didactique. Sensation du goût, perception des saveurs …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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