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- 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.
- 2014 Percipience is sometimes increased, with individuals observing that they are more astute in judging people, in seeing patterns in data, or in reading “micro-expressions of people” and nonverbal interpersonal nuances (e.g., “I think everyone is a lot happier,” “I judge people’s body language more accurately”). - Gordon Parker, 
- Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967