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Definition of "perception" []

  • The process, act, or faculty of perceiving. (noun)
  • The effect or product of perceiving. (noun)
  • Psychology Recognition and interpretation of sensory stimuli based chiefly on memory. (noun)
  • Psychology The neurological processes by which such recognition and interpretation are effected. (noun)
  • Insight, intuition, or knowledge gained by perceiving. (noun)
  • The act or the effect of perceiving (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Insight or intuition gained by perceiving (noun)
  • The ability or capacity to perceive (noun)
  • Way of perceiving; awareness or consciousness; view (noun)
  • The process by which an organism detects and interprets information from the external world by means of the sensory receptors (noun)
  • The collection, receipt, or taking into possession of rents, crops, etc (noun)

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Use "perception" in a sentence
  • "Let's keep things to reality, and CNN's supposition for why this drop in perception is certainly not reality."
  • ""It's important for people, and especially young people, to understand that this change in perception is going to forever affect the industry of agriculture," stated Dr. Jamison."
  • "It's the same as how stores will sell an item for $9.99 instead of $10.00 ... the extra digit does make a difference in perception, and perception is important."