What is another word for sapient?

198 synonyms found


[ sˈapi͡ənt], [ sˈapi‍ənt], [ s_ˈa_p_iə_n_t]

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How to use "Sapient" in context?

Sapient behavior is an umbrella term that refers to the abilities of an organism to understand and respond to their environment. For example, primates are generally considered to be sapient, as are some species of dolphins, elephants, and cetaceans. The definition of sapience is a matter of debate, but it generally includes at least the ability to reason, plan, and solve problems.

There are several reasons why sapient behavior might be advantageous. For example, reasoning may allow an organism to make better choices about their food, habitat, and social relationships.

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