This page has 7 definitions of perception in English and French. Perception is a noun. Examples of how to use perception in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
English perception definition
From Middle English percepcioun, from Middle French percepcion, from Latin perceptiō (“a receiving or collecting, perception, comprehension”), from perceptus (“perceived, observed”), perfect passive participle of percipiō (“I perceive, observe”); see perceive.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pəˈsɛpʃn̩/
- (General American) IPA(key): /pɚˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/
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- Rhymes: -ɛpʃən
- Hyphenation: per‧cept‧ion
- The organisation, identification and interpretation of sensory information.
- Conscious understanding of something.
- have perception of time
- 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, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “perception”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
French perception definition
perception f (plural perceptions)
- petite perception (philosophy)
- “perception”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.