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.
perception (plural perceptions)
- Organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information.
- Conscious understanding of something.
- 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.
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- perception in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- perception in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
perception f (plural perceptions)