[ ree-sept ]
/ ˈri sɛpt /


an idea formed by the repetition of similar percepts, as successive percepts of the same object.

Origin of recept

1885–90; noun use of Latin receptum, neuter past participle of recipere to receive

Related forms

re·cep·tu·al [ri-sep-choo-uh l] /rɪˈsɛp tʃu əl/, adjectivere·cep·tu·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for recept


/ (ˈriːsɛpt) /


psychol an idea or image formed in the mind by repeated experience of a particular pattern of sensory stimulation

Word Origin for recept

C20: from re- + (con) cept
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