Origin of perception
Examples from the Web for perception
His hero, Bruce Springsteen, is a gazillionaire, but he still manages to come across as a regular guy, so perception is reality.
Clinton is further back in history, and there is a perception that back then everything was rainbows and sunshine and gumdrops.How A Jeb Bush Candidacy Would Hurt Chris Christie And Shake Up The 2016 GOP Field|David Freedlander|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That perception is false and often reflects not just ignorance but also elitism and racism.Forget the Kids Who Can’t Get In; What About Those Who Don’t Even Apply?|Jonah Edelman|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their interest, as ever, is in pushing the perception that Washington is dysfunctional.Inside the Democrats’ Godawful Midterm Election Wipeout|Michael Tomasky|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was negative, and very personal, and most of it was probably my own perception of things.
The perception of manifoldness is Maya or illusion, says a modern pro-Hindu writer.New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century|John Morrison
Perhaps Jenny's concern with it kept her from the perception that not Glenfernie only was changing or had changed.Foes|Mary Johnston
The sort of laugh which expresses uncertainty of perception and conditional approval went up.The Daughter of the Storage|William Dean Howells
Mr Burrow proves himself an artist with many sides to his perception.The History of Gambling in England|John Ashton
There is not first a stimulus, then perception, then response; these processes are supplementary, not separate.John Dewey's logical theory|Delton Thomas Howard
British Dictionary definitions for perception
Word Origin for perception
Word Origin and History for perception
late 14c., "receiving, collection," from Latin perceptionem (nominative perceptio) "perception, apprehension, a taking," from percipere "perceive" (see perceive). First used in the more literal sense of the Latin word; in secondary sense, "the taking cognizance of," it is recorded in English from 1610s. Meaning "intuitive or direct recognition of some innate quality" is from 1827.