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From Middle English percepcioun, from Middle French percepcion, from Latin perceptiō (“a receiving or collecting, perception, comprehension”), from perceptus (“perceived, observed”), perfect passive participle of percipiō (“I perceive, observe”); see perceive.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pəˈsɛpʃn̩/
- (General American) IPA(key): /pɚˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/
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- Rhymes: -ɛpʃən
- Hyphenation: per‧cept‧ion
perception (countable and uncountable, plural perceptions)
- The organisation, identification and interpretation of sensory information.
- Conscious understanding of something.
- have perception of time
- Vision (ability)
- (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.
the organisation, identification, and interpretation of sensory information
conscious understanding of something
acuity — see acuity
that which is detected by the five senses
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- “perception”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “perception”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
Borrowed from Latin perceptiōnem.
perception f (plural perceptions)
- tax collection
- perception (clarification of this definition is needed)
- petite perception (philosophy)
- “perception”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- perception on the French Wikipedia.Wikipedia fr
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