- 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
Synonyms for perception
- 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 for perception
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.