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 ‎(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]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin perceptiō.

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perception f ‎(plural perceptions)

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

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