Etymology
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perception (n.)

late 14c., percepcioun, "understanding, a taking cognizance," from Latin perceptionem (nominative perceptio) "perception, apprehension, a taking," noun of action from past-participle stem of percipere "to perceive" (see perceive). Also used in Middle English in the more literal sense of the Latin word. The meaning "intuitive or direct recognition of some innate quality" is from 1827.

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Definitions of perception

perception (n.)
the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept;
Synonyms: percept / perceptual experience
perception (n.)
a way of conceiving something;
Luther had a new perception of the Bible
perception (n.)
the process of perceiving;
perception (n.)
knowledge gained by perceiving;
a man admired for the depth of his perception
perception (n.)
becoming aware of something via the senses;
Synonyms: sensing
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