Perception definition

pər-sĕpshən
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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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The process of perceiving something with the senses.

The perception of a faint sound.

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The process or state of being aware of something.

The perception of time.

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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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Organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information.
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Vision (ability)
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The act of perceiving or the ability to perceive; mental grasp of objects, qualities, etc. by means of the senses; awareness; comprehension.
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Insight or knowledge gained by thinking.

The perception that inheritance must be coded in DNA.

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Insight or intuition, or the faculty for these.
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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 instance of this.

Sense perceptions.

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The capacity for such insight or knowledge.

Theories of how to enhance human perception.

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The understanding, knowledge, etc. gotten by perceiving.
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A specific idea, concept, impression, etc. so formed.
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An insight or point of knowledge.

The article is full of astute perceptions.

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Other Word Forms

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