- a person or thing that perceives.
Origin of percipient
Related Words for percipientbrilliant, sophisticated, perceptive, intelligent, insightful, knowing, penetrating, wise, intuitive, incisive, observant, knowledgeable, discerning, discreet, astute, credible, sensible, clear-cut, consistent, justifiable
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Historical Examples of percipient
A private lady, Miss M. Telbin, acted as percipient, and I acted as agent.
These sets have to be learned by heart by the agent and the percipient.
Two or three days afterwards, the percipient happened to be in a tram.Metapsychical Phenomena
Appears to possess a duality of cognitions, of percepts and of percipient.
Then it is not to be doubted that it is characterised as percipient and percept.
- able to perceive
- a person or thing that perceives
Word Origin for percipient
1690s, from Latin percipientem, present participle of percipere (see perceive). Earlier in English as a noun, "one who perceives" (1660s).