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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)

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 "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."