perception

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Borrowing from French perception, from Latin perceptiō ‎(a receiving or collecting, perception, comprehension), from perceptus ‎(perceived, observed), perfect passive participle of percipiō ‎(I perceive, observe); see perceive.

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perception ‎(countable and uncountable, plural perceptions)

  1. Organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information.
  2. Conscious understanding of something.
  3. Vision (ability)
  4. Acuity
  5. (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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French[edit]

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From the Latin perceptiō.

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perception f ‎(plural perceptions)

  1. tax collection
  2. perception (clarification of this French definition is being sought)

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