Meaning of PERCEPTION in English

PERCEPTION

transcription, транскрипция: [ pər-ˈsep-shən ]

noun

Etymology: Latin perception-, perceptio act of perceiving, from percipere

Date: 14th century

1.

a. : a result of perceiving : observation

b. : a mental image : concept

2. obsolete : consciousness

3.

a. : awareness of the elements of environment through physical sensation

color perception

b. : physical sensation interpreted in the light of experience

4.

a. : quick, acute, and intuitive cognition : appreciation

b. : a capacity for comprehension

Synonyms: see discernment

• per·cep·tion·al -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

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