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percipient

[ per-sip-ee-uhnt ]

adjective

  1. perceiving or capable of perceiving.
  2. having perception; discerning; discriminating:

    a percipient choice of wines.



noun

  1. a person or thing that perceives.

percipient

/ pəˈsɪpɪənt /

adjective

  1. able to perceive
  2. perceptive


noun

  1. a person or thing that perceives

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Derived Forms

  • perˈcipience, noun
  • perˈcipiently, adverb

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Other Words From

  • per·cipi·ence per·cipi·en·cy noun
  • nonper·cipi·ence noun
  • nonper·cipi·en·cy noun
  • nonper·cipi·ent adjective
  • unper·cipi·ent adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of percipient1

1655–65; < Latin percipient- (stem of percipiēns ) present participle of percipere to take in, equivalent to per- per- + -cipi- combining form of present stem of capere to take + -ent- -ent

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Word History and Origins

Origin of percipient1

C17: from Latin percipiens observing, from percipere to grasp; see perceive

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Example Sentences

Percipient, per-sip′i-ent, adj. perceiving: having the faculty of perception.

Because, he says, to exist is to be perceived, and therefore for the universe to exist implies a universal Percipient.

In these experiments with objects, the percipient was blindfolded and the object moreover was kept out of range of vision.

Hallucination decided upon before going to sleep was produced—the percipient awake and in normal condition.

Both agent and percipient awake and normal—hallucination produced at a distance of four hundred miles.

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