[ per-sep-choo-uhl ]
/ pərˈsɛp tʃu əl /
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of, relating to, or involving perception.
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Origin of perceptual
1875–80; percept + -ual, on the model of concept, conceptual
OTHER WORDS FROM perceptual
per·cep·tu·al·ly, adverbin·ter·per·cep·tu·al, adjectivein·ter·per·cep·tu·al·ly, adverbnon·per·cep·tu·al, adjective
un·per·cep·tu·al, adjectiveun·per·cep·tu·al·ly, adverb
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How to use perceptual in a sentence
The atoms again, tho we may never attain to human means of perceiving them, are still defined perceptually.The Meaning of Truth|William James
Their relations are perceptually obvious at a glance, and no sense-verification is necessary.Pragmatism|William James
The indispensableness to religion of the imagination is due to that faculty's power of realizing what is not perceptually present.The Approach to Philosophy|Ralph Barton Perry
The bee may be only perceptually intelligent; the man who observes its action may or may not be conceptually intelligent.
The atoms again, though we may never attain to human means of perceiving them, are still defined perceptually.Essays in Radical Empiricism|William James
British Dictionary definitions for perceptual
/ (pəˈsɛptjʊəl) /
of or relating to perception
Derived forms of perceptualperceptually, adverb
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