Apperception meaning

ăpər-sĕpshən
The process of understanding by which newly observed qualities of an object are related to past experience.
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Conscious perception with full awareness.
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The state or fact of the mind in being conscious of its own consciousness.
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Conscious perception with full awareness.
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The act or process of apperceiving.
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The process of understanding by which newly observed qualities of an object are related to past experience.
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(uncountable, psychology and philosophy, especially Kantianism) The mind's perception of itself as the subject or actor in its own states, unifying past and present experiences; self-consciousness, perception that reflects upon itself.
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(uncountable) Psychological or mental perception; recognition.
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(countable, psychology) The general process or a particular act of mental assimilation of new experience into the totality of one's past experience.
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Origin of apperception

  • New Latin apperceptiō apperceptiōn- Latin ad- ad- Latin perceptiō perception perception

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French aperception (modern Latin apperceptio, used by Gottfried Leibnitz (1646-1716)).

    From Wiktionary