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PERCEPTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perception mean? 

PERCEPTION (noun)
  The noun PERCEPTION has 5 senses:

1. the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
2. a way of conceiving something
3. the process of perceiving
4. knowledge gained by perceiving
5. becoming aware of something via the senses

  Familiarity information: PERCEPTION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERCEPTION (noun)


Sense 1perception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

percept; perception; perceptual experience

Hypernyms ("perception" is a kind of...):

internal representation; mental representation; representation (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)

Meronyms (parts of "perception"):

form; pattern; shape (a perceptual structure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perception"):

figure (a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground)

ground (a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused)

visual image; visual percept (a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system)


Sense 2perception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A way of conceiving something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

Luther had a new perception of the Bible

Hypernyms ("perception" is a kind of...):

conceptualisation; conceptuality; conceptualization (an elaborated concept)


Sense 3perception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of perceiving

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("perception" is a kind of...):

basic cognitive process (cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perception"):

feeling; tactile sensation; tactual sensation; touch; touch sensation (the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin)

somaesthesia; somatesthesia; somatic sensation; somesthesia (the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations)

aesthesis; esthesis; sensation; sense datum; sense experience; sense impression (an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation)

auditory perception; sound perception (the perception of sound as a meaningful phenomenon)

beholding; seeing; visual perception (perception by means of the eyes)

detection; sensing (the perception that something has occurred or some state exists)

constancy; perceptual constancy ((psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation)


Sense 4perception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Knowledge gained by perceiving

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

a man admired for the depth of his perception

Hypernyms ("perception" is a kind of...):

cognition; knowledge; noesis (the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perception"):

discernment; perceptiveness (perception of that which is obscure)

insight; penetration (clear or deep perception of a situation)

cognizance (range or scope of what is perceived)


Sense 5perception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Becoming aware of something via the senses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sensing; perception

Hypernyms ("perception" is a kind of...):

sensory activity (activity intended to achieve a particular sensory result)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perception"):

look; looking; looking at (the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually)

hearing; listening (the act of hearing attentively)

lipreading (perceiving what a person is saying by observing the movements of the lips)

taste; tasting (a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds)

smell; smelling (the act of perceiving the odor of something)


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