Origin of perception
Examples from the Web for perceptions
Their results showed classical and rock had no impact on perceptions of meal quality.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love|Ted Gioia|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These perceptions are as equally damning as the lack of sleep itself, Winter says.
For anyone to suggest that we as a society have moved past our perceptions about people of color and even women is just wrong.Why Do Black and White Americans See the Zimmerman Verdict So Differently?|Sophia A. Nelson|July 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Does this mean that we've preposterously ceded the ability to shape our perceptions to small groups of crazy people?Boston Marathon Attacks Will Now Define Terrorism For Americans|Hussein Ibish|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The pain and discomfort of many illnesses may have influenced his perceptions.
Various changes are effected in the perceptions and faculties of those persons in whom somnambulism has been induced.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Young Dick, quick and sure in all his perceptions and adjustments, dropped on the instant to hands and knees on the trestle.The Little Lady of the Big House|Jack London
The perceptions of a public are as subtly-sighted, as its passions are blind.Washington's Birthday|Various
Jenny thought the night was not as beautiful; Ridgeway, that the long ride had blunted his perceptions.Tales of the Argonauts|Bret Harte
In running over my other perceptions, I find still the same resemblance and representation.A Treatise of Human Nature|David Hume
British Dictionary definitions for perceptions
Word Origin for perception
Word Origin and History for perceptions
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.