Perception meaning

pər-sĕp'shən
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.

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Conscious understanding of something.
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Organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information.
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(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.
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An interpretation or impression; an opinion or belief.

Doctors working to change the public perception of certain diseases.

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Vision (ability)
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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