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perceptual

[per-sep-choo-uh l] /pərˈsɛp tʃu əl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or involving perception.
Origin of perceptual
1875-1880
1875-80; percept + -ual, on the model of concept, conceptual
Related forms
perceptually, adverb
interperceptual, adjective
interperceptually, adverb
nonperceptual, adjective
unperceptual, adjective
unperceptually, adverb
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Examples from the Web for perceptually
Historical Examples
  • The bee may be only perceptually intelligent; the man who observes its action may or may not be conceptually intelligent.

  • The indispensableness to religion of the imagination is due to that faculty's power of realizing what is not perceptually present.

    The Approach to Philosophy Ralph Barton Perry
  • Their relations are perceptually obvious at a glance, and no sense-verification is necessary.

    Pragmatism William James
  • Logically, this means that intelligence works conceptually, not perceptually alone.

    Ethics John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
British Dictionary definitions for perceptually

perceptual

/pəˈsɛptjʊəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to perception
Derived Forms
perceptually, adverb
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Word Origin and History for perceptually

perceptual

adj.

1852; see percept + -al (1). Related: Perceptually.

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perceptually in Medicine

perceptual per·cep·tu·al (pər-sěp'chōō-əl)
adj.
Of, based on, or involving perception.

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