percept

[pur-sept]
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for percept

percept

noun
  1. a concept that depends on recognition by the senses, such as sight, of some external object or phenomenon
  2. an object or phenomenon that is perceived

Word Origin for percept

C19: from Latin perceptum, from percipere to perceive
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Word Origin and History for percept
n.

1837, from Latin perceptum "(a thing) perceived," noun use of neuter past participle of percipere (see perceive). Formed on model of concept.

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percept in Medicine

percept

[pûrsĕpt′]
n.
  1. The object of perception.
  2. A mental impression of something perceived by the senses, viewed as the basic component in the formation of concepts.
  3. 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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