[ ap-er-sep-shuh n ]
/ ˌæp ərˈsɛp ʃən /

noun Psychology.

conscious perception.
the act or process of apperceiving.

Origin of apperception

1745–55; (< F) < New Latin (Leibnitz) apperceptiōn-, stem of apperceptiō. See ap-1, perception

OTHER WORDS FROM apperception

ap·per·cep·tive, adjectiveap·per·cep·tive·ly, adverbpre·ap·per·cep·tion, nounun·ap·per·cep·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for apperceptive

/ (ˌæpəˈsɛpʃən) /

noun psychol

the attainment of full awareness of a sensation or idea
the act or process of apperceiving

Derived forms of apperception

apperceptive, adjective
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Medical definitions for apperceptive

[ ăp′ər-sĕpshən ]


Conscious perception with full awareness.comprehension
The process of understanding by which newly observed qualities of an object are related to past experience.

Other words from apperception

ap′per•ceptive (-sĕptĭv) adj.
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