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percipient

[ per-sip-ee-uhnt ]
/ pərˈsɪp i ənt /
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adjective
perceiving or capable of perceiving.
having perception; discerning; discriminating: a percipient choice of wines.
noun
a person or thing that perceives.
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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 of percipient

percipience, nounpercipiently, adverb

Word Origin for percipient

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