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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017 per•cep•tion /pɚˈsɛpʃən/
USA pronunciation n.
the act or ability of perceiving: my perception of her hostility; [ uncountable ] demonstrated keen perception in their ability to solve problems; depth perception. : [ countable ] Perceptions change when you get to know people better. See
. -cep- WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017 per•cep•tion
(pər sep ′shən), USA pronunciation n.
the act or faculty of apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding.
immediate or intuitive recognition or appreciation, as of moral, psychological, or aesthetic qualities; insight; intuition; discernment: an artist of rare perception.
the result or product of perceiving, as distinguished from the act of perceiving; percept.
Psychologya single unified awareness derived from sensory processes while a stimulus is present. Lawthe taking into possession of rents, crops, profits, etc. per•cep ′tion•al, adj.
Latin perceptiōn- (stem of perceptiō) comprehension, literally, a taking in. See percept, - ion Old French percepcïon) Middle English percepcioun ( 1350–1400
1. awareness, sense, recognition. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
perception / pəˈsɛpʃən/ n the act or the effect of perceiving insight or intuition gained by perceiving the ability or capacity to perceive way of perceiving; awareness or consciousness; view: advertising affects the customer's perception of a product the process by which an organism detects and interprets information from the external world by means of the sensory receptors Etymology: 15 th Century: from Latin perceptiō comprehension; see perceive perˈceptional adj
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