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Definition of "apperception" []

  • Conscious perception with full awareness. (noun)
  • The process of understanding by which newly observed qualities of an object are related to past experience. (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.

Use "apperception" in a sentence
  • "This is an act of "apperception" -- taking many separate pieces of evidence and experience and forging them together into a unified representation."
  • "Furthermore, some souls are sometimes also in a position to engage in apperception, that is, to reflect on their inner states or perceptions."
  • "This rapid, knowledge-guided perception, sometimes called apperception, can be seen in experts in other fields as well."