Apperception Definition

ăpər-sĕpshən
noun
The act or process of apperceiving.
Webster's New World
The state or fact of the mind in being conscious of its own consciousness.
Webster's New World
Conscious perception with full awareness.
American Heritage Medicine
The process of understanding by which newly observed qualities of an object are related to past experience.
American Heritage Medicine

(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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Other Word Forms of Apperception

Noun

Singular:
apperception
Plural:
apperceptions

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

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