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Noun: perception  pu(r)'sep-shun
  1. The representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
    - percept, perceptual experience
  2. A way of conceiving something
    "Luther had a new perception of the Bible"
  3. The process of perceiving
  4. Knowledge gained by perceiving
    "a man admired for the depth of his perception"
  5. Becoming aware of something via the senses
    - sensing

Derived forms: perceptions

Type of: basic cognitive process, cognition, conceptualisation [Brit], conceptuality, conceptualization, internal representation, knowledge, mental representation, noesis, representation, sensory activity

Encyclopedia: Perception