Origin of percipientClassical Latin percipiens, present participle of percipere: see perceive
Origin of percipientLatin percipi&emacron;ns, percipient-, present participle of percipere, to perceive; see perceive.
- per·cip′i·ence, per·cip′i·en·cy
(comparative more percipient, superlative most percipient)
- Having the ability to perceive, especially to perceive quickly.
- (psychology, education, dated) Perceiving events only in the moment, without reflection, as a very young child.
- Over time children advance from the percipient stage to the perceptive stage, in which they begin to reflect on the significance of events.
From Latin percipient-, root of percipiens, present participle of percipio (“to perceive")