- Perception is awareness, comprehension or an understanding of something.
An example of perception is knowing when to try a different technique with a student to increase their learning.
- the act of perceiving or the ability to perceive; mental grasp of objects, qualities, etc. by means of the senses; awareness; comprehension
- insight or intuition, or the faculty for these
- the understanding, knowledge, etc. gotten by perceiving, or a specific idea, concept, impression, etc. so formed
Origin of perceptionClassical Latin perceptio ; from past participle of percipere: see perceive
- a. The process of perceiving something with the senses: the perception of a faint sound.b. An instance of this: sense perceptions.
- a. The process or state of being aware of something: the perception of time.b. Insight or knowledge gained by thinking: the perception that inheritance must be coded in DNA.c. The capacity for such insight or knowledge: theories of how to enhance human perception.d. An insight or point of knowledge: The article is full of astute perceptions.
- An interpretation or impression; an opinion or belief: doctors working to change the public perception of certain diseases.
Origin of perceptionMiddle English percepcioun, from Old French percepcion, from Latin perceptiō, perceptiōn-, from perceptus, past participle of percipere, to perceive; see perceive.
- Organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information.
- Conscious understanding of something.
- Vision (ability)
- (cognition) That which is detected by the five senses; not necessarily understood (imagine looking through fog, trying to understand if you see a small dog or a cat); also that which is detected within consciousness as a thought, intuition, deduction, etc.