percipient

[ per-sip-ee-uh nt ]
/ pərˈsɪp i ənt /

adjective

perceiving or capable of perceiving.
having perception; discerning; discriminating: a percipient choice of wines.

noun

a person or thing that perceives.

Origin of percipient

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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British Dictionary definitions for percipient

percipient

/ (pəˈsɪpɪənt) /

adjective

able to perceive
perceptive

noun

a person or thing that perceives

Derived Forms

percipience, nounpercipiently, adverb

Word Origin for percipient

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