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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: perceptio, from percipere; PERCEIVE

perception

noun
     
per‧cep‧tion W3
1 [uncountable and countable] the way you think about something and your idea of what it is like
perception of
children's perceptions of the world
the public perception of the government's performance
2 [uncountable] the way that you notice things with your senses of sight, hearing etc:
drugs that alter perception
visual perception
3 [uncountable] the natural ability to understand or notice things quickly:
Ross shows unusual perception for a boy of his age.

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