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Definitions of perception

  1. knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth of his perception" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a way of conceiving something; "Luther had a new perception of the Bible" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of perceiving; cognizance by the senses or intellect; apperhension by the bodily organs, or by the mind, of what is presented to them; discernment; apperhension; cognition. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The faculty of perceiving; the faculty, or peculiar part, of man's constitution by which he has knowledge through the medium or instrumentality of the bodily organs; the act of apperhending material objects or qualities through the senses; -- distinguished from conception. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The quality, state, or capability, of being affected by something external; sensation; sensibility. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An idea; a notion. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Perceptibility. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The act or state of receiving, or ability to receive, knowledge of outside things by means of the senses; idea, or notion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Act or power of perceiving; discernment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The act or power of perceiving; that which is perceived; cognition; apprehension. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act or faculty of perceiving, specially through the bodily senses. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The power, act, or state of receiving a knowledge of external things by impressions on the senses; idea; notion; conception. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for perception

  1. When they left the mill she asked Annie to come home to tea with her, saying, as if from a perception of her dislike for the young fellow, that Jack was going to Boston. – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  2. I remember how when one of these visitors, wound up, in honour of New York, to the very fever of perception broke out one evening while we waited for the curtain to rise, Oh don't you hear the cries? – A Small Boy and Others by Henry James
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