Perception Definition

pər-sĕpshən
perceptions
noun
perceptions
The process of perceiving something with the senses.
The perception of a faint sound.
American Heritage
The act of perceiving or the ability to perceive; mental grasp of objects, qualities, etc. by means of the senses; awareness; comprehension.
Webster's New World
An instance of this.
Sense perceptions.
American Heritage
The process or state of being aware of something.
The perception of time.
American Heritage
Insight or intuition, or the faculty for these.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Perception

Noun

Singular:
perception
Plural:
perceptions

Origin of Perception

  • Middle English percepcioun from Old French percepcion from Latin perceptiō perceptiōn- from perceptus past participle of percipere to perceive perceive

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

  • From French perception, from Latin perceptio (“a receiving or collecting, perception, comprehension"), from percipere, past participle perceptus (“to obtain, perceive"); see perceive.

    From Wiktionary

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