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English noun: perception

1. perception (cognition) the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept


Synonymspercept, perceptual experience


Broader (hypernym)internal representation, mental representation, representation


Narrower (hyponym)figure, ground, visual image, visual percept


Part holonymform, pattern, shape

2. perception (cognition) a way of conceiving something


SamplesLuther had a new perception of the Bible.


Broader (hypernym)conceptualisation, conceptuality, conceptualization

3. perception (cognition) the process of perceiving


Broader (hypernym)basic cognitive process


Narrower (hyponym)aesthesis, auditory perception, beholding, constancy, detection, esthesis, feeling, perceptual constancy, seeing, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression, sensing, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia, sound perception, tactile sensation, tactual sensation, touch, touch sensation, visual perception

4. perception (cognition) knowledge gained by perceiving


SamplesA man admired for the depth of his perception.


Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis


Narrower (hyponym)cognizance, discernment, insight, penetration, perceptiveness

5. perception (act) becoming aware of something via the senses


Synonymssensing


Broader (hypernym)sensory activity


Narrower (hyponym)hearing, lipreading, listening, look, looking, looking at, smell, smelling, taste, tasting









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