percipience

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From percipient, itself from the Latin percipiens, the past participle of percipere (to perceive).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

percipience (uncountable)

  1. perception
  2. The state or condition of being highly perceptive, as if in an almost hypnotic or telepathic state.
    1891 She lay in a state of percipience without volition, and the rustle of the straw and the cutting of the ears by the others had the weight of bodily touches. — Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967