- the act or faculty of perceiving, or apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding.
- immediate or intuitive recognition or appreciation, as of moral, psychological, or aesthetic qualities; insight; intuition; discernment: an artist of rare perception.
- the result or product of perceiving, as distinguished from the act of perceiving; percept.
- Psychology. a single unified awareness derived from sensory processes while a stimulus is present.
- Law. the taking into possession of rents, crops, profits, etc.
Origin of perception
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- the act or the effect of perceiving
- insight or intuition gained by perceiving
- the ability or capacity to perceive
- way of perceiving; awareness or consciousness; viewadvertising affects the customer's perception of a product
- the process by which an organism detects and interprets information from the external world by means of the sensory receptors
- law the collection, receipt, or taking into possession of rents, crops, etc
Word Origin and History for self perception
late 14c., "receiving, collection," from Latin perceptionem (nominative perceptio) "perception, apprehension, a taking," from percipere "perceive" (see perceive). First used in the more literal sense of the Latin word; in secondary sense, "the taking cognizance of," it is recorded in English from 1610s. Meaning "intuitive or direct recognition of some innate quality" is from 1827.
- The process, act, or faculty of perceiving.
- Recognition and interpretation of sensory stimuli based chiefly on memory.