Etymology
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percipient (adj.)

"having the faculty of perception," 1690s, from Latin percipientem (nominative percipiens), present participle of percipere (see perceive). Earlier in English as a noun, "one who perceives" (1660s).

updated on March 24, 2020

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Definitions of percipient from WordNet
1
percipient (n.)
a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses;
Synonyms: perceiver / observer / beholder
2
percipient (adj.)
characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving;
a percipient author
Synonyms: clear
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