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Definition of "percept" []

  • The object of perception. (noun)
  • A mental impression of something perceived by the senses, viewed as the basic component in the formation of concepts; a sense datum. (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 "percept" in a sentence
  • "It consists in intermediary experiences (possible, if not actual) of continuously developing progress, and, finally, of fulfillment, when the sensible percept, which is the object, is reached."
  • "We might say that the percept is the mind's immediate image of a thing or quality, and the concept is the result of the storing up and grouping and recombining of percepts."
  • "The true distinction between a _percept_ and a _concept_ is just that a percept is a concept associated with the dynamic system discovered in and by our exertional activity."