[ per-sep-tiv ]
/ pərˈsɛp tɪv /
English Words From The PharaohsMost people recognize Ancient Greek and Latin as the primary donors to the English language. However, some of the most ancient words in English actually trace back to Ancient Egypt.
intuition, observation, understanding, acumen, wisdom, judgment, vision, instinct, hunch, insight, perception, knowledge, intelligence, sense, awareness, realization, grasp, recognition, perspicacity, sapience
- perceptual defence,
- perceptual mapping,
Origin of perceptive
per·cep·tive·ly, adverbper·cep·tiv·i·ty, per·cep·tive·ness, nounnon·per·cep·tive, adjectivenon·per·cep·tive·ly, adverb
non·per·cep·tive·ness, nounnon·per·cep·tiv·i·ty, nounself-per·cep·tive, adjectivesem·i·per·cep·tive, adjectiveun·per·cep·tive, adjectiveun·per·cep·tive·ly, adverb
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/ (pəˈsɛptɪv) /
quick at perceiving; observant
able to perceive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
1650s, from Latin percept-, past participle stem of percipere (see perceive) + -ive. In reference to intelligence from 1860. From mid-15c. as the name of a type of optical instrument. Related: Perceptively; perceptiveness.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ pər-sĕp′tĭv ]
Of or relating to perception.
Having the ability to perceive.
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