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percept

[ pur-sept ]
/ ˈpɜr sɛpt /
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noun
the mental result or product of perceiving, as distinguished from the act of perceiving; an impression or sensation of something perceived.
something that is perceived; the object of perception.
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Origin of percept

1830–40; <Latin perceptum something perceived, noun use of neuter of perceptus, past participle of percipere to perceive

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH percept

percept , precept
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British Dictionary definitions for percept

percept
/ (ˈpɜːsɛpt) /

noun
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

Word Origin for percept

C19: from Latin perceptum, from percipere to perceive
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Medical definitions for percept

percept
[ pûrsĕpt′ ]

n.
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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