Origin of percept
1830–40; < Latin perceptum something perceived, noun use of neuter of perceptus, past participle of percipere to perceive
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Examples from the Web for percept
You look at a watch which I hold before your eyes and secure a percept of it.The Mind and Its Education</p>
George Herbert Betts
As we reflect and seek to correct this inadequacy, the percept changes on our hands.The Sense of Beauty
The percept is, and remains, a private and an individual matter.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
The percept has an aggressiveness which does not belong to the image.The Analysis of Mind
A percept is "that which is perceived; the object of the act of perception."Your Mind and How to Use It</p>
William Walker Atkinson
- a concept that depends on recognition by the senses, such as sight, of some external object or phenomenon
- an object or phenomenon that is perceived
C19: from Latin perceptum, from percipere to perceive
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Word Origin and History for percept
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- The object of perception.
- A mental impression of something perceived by the senses, viewed as the basic component in the formation of concepts.
- In clinical psychology, a single unit of perceptual report, such as one of the responses to an inkblot in the Rorschach test.
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