- conscious perception.
- the act or process of apperceiving.
Origin of apperception
Examples from the Web for apperceptive
Nature, its organization the source of apperceptive forms, 152 et seq.The Sense of Beauty
It is, in modern terms, an apperceptive basis for all instruction.Outlines of Educational Doctrine
John Frederick Herbart
Indefiniteness in the apperceptive masses results in the even movement of apperception.Criminal Psychology
The "apperceptive mass" is really the "character" or "human nature" of the individual.The Psychology of Salesmanship
William Walker Atkinson
The apperceptive expectancy, practically nil in the reading of nonsense material, must be decidedly deficient in all poor reading.The Measurement of Intelligence
Lewis Madison Terman
- the attainment of full awareness of a sensation or idea
- the act or process of apperceiving
Word Origin and History for apperceptive
1753, from French aperception (17c.), from German Apperzeption (or Latin apperceptionem), coined by German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) as noun corresponding to French apercevoir "perceive, notice, become aware of" (11c., from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + percipere; see perceive) on analogy of Perzeption/percevoir.
- Conscious perception with full awareness.comprehension
- The process of understanding by which newly observed qualities of an object are related to past experience.