"of or pertaining to perception," 1852, from percept + -ual as in factual. Related: Perceptually.
"immediate object in perception," 1837, from Latin perceptum "(a thing) perceived," noun use of neuter past participle of percipere "to perceive" (see perceive). Formed on model of concept.
1834, formed from fact on model of actual. Related: Factually.
updated on March 24, 2020