adj. having the ability to perceive things through the senses
Possessing higher intelligence.
endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
consciously perceiving; "sentient of the intolerable load"; "a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White
a self-aware "being" (for lack of a better word), that could be "composed" of (or more properly, "merged with") anything, not just matter but any "Variable"
Something that can feel, or experience some form of emotion.
conscious; having feelings
Self-aware, choice-making consciousness. Humans and cetaceans (dolphins and whales) are the two sentient species on earth.
A sentient being has intelligence, is aware of its own existence, and aware that there is a 'big picture'. For instance, cats, dogs, and horses have intelligence but probably are not sentient.
As used in this site, a term meaning having intelligence of or beyond or only slightly below the human level.
"Capable of reasoning. Alternative definition includes being capable of feeling, but that has no applicability for business systems."
Having intelligence near or above the human level. The definition of intelligence is slippery but often includes self-awareness, problem solving, and tool use.