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Definitions of perception

  1.   An idea; a notion.
  2.   The act of perceiving; cognizance by the senses or intellect; apperhension by the bodily organs, or by the mind, of what is presented to them; discernment; apperhension; cognition.
  3.   Act of perceiving: discernment: ( phil.) the faculty of perceiving: the evidence of external objects by our senses.
  4.   The act or state of receiving, or ability to receive, knowledge of outside things by means of the senses; idea, or notion.
  5.   becoming aware of something via the senses
  6.   The faculty of perceiving; the faculty, or peculiar part, of man's constitution by which he has knowledge through the medium or instrumentality of the bodily organs; the act of apperhending material objects or qualities through the senses; -- distinguished from conception.
  7.   the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
  8.   the process of perceiving
  9.   Perceptibility.
  10.   a way of conceiving something; " Luther had a new perception of the Bible"
  11.   The act or power of perceiving; that which is perceived; cognition; apprehension.
  12.   The process by which the nature and meaning of sensory stimuli are recognized and interpreted.
  13.   Observation.
  14.   Act or power of perceiving; discernment.
  15.   The mental process by which the nature of an object is recognized through the association of a memory of its other qualities with the special sense, sight, taste, etc. bringing it at the time to consciousness.
  16.   The act or faculty of perceiving, specially through the bodily senses.
  17.   knowledge gained by perceiving; " a man admired for the depth of his perception"
  18.   The power, act, or state of receiving a knowledge of external things by impressions on the senses; idea; notion; conception.
  19.   The quality, state, or capability, of being affected by something external; sensation; sensibility.

Quotes of perception

  1. In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is- as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. – Josef Albers
  2. In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived. – Samuel Alexander
  3. If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations. – Richard V. Allen
  4. If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. – William Blake
  5. Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic. – Edward de Bono
  6. I can't comment on any outside perception I'm happy to come out and talk about movies that I've worked on in a setting like this. Otherwise, I have my own life that I live which is very different and private. – Jennifer Connelly
  7. Unless you have a perception of who you are as a lawyer, you will never be at ease in dealing with legal matters, clients, or courts. But if you know who you are and why you're there, all you need is the expertise and the information. – Samuel Dash
  8. The advanced levels which the democratic world has attained at the end of lengthy processes may have created the perception in the region that democracy is a distant concept; this perception can be addressed. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  9. There is no truth. There is only perception – Gustave Flaubert
  10. It's incredible considering the public perception that he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent, and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be. – Alan Hansen
  11. But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world -events. – Muhammed Iqbal
  12. Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come. – Michelangelo
  13. Government frequently has a problem recognizing perception versus reality. – Bill Owens
  14. While only about half of the voters feel they know very much about Reagan or what he stands for, the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him. – Robert Teeter
  15. I definitely don't look my age. So I actively look for roles that will help people change their perception of me. – Elijah Wood

Usage examples for perception

  1. And it was a pointed perception – One of Our Conquerors, v2 by George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. “ For her age she was rather too vain of her superior perception and it struck me as becoming that a younger sister should look up to her brother. ” – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  3. Then in her case there was special danger of a flash religion, taken up for the minute's sense of need or perception of advantage merely, and not rooted so that it would stand weather. ” – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  4. It was to such a man that fickle, wayward Esther gave her heart, only to find that, slow of perception and indifferent to her charm, Honest Jack did not return her love. ” – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  5. But she had not been previously moved towards it; that is the great difference between perception and acquired knowledge, and why so frequently the art of literature is mistaken for perception – Mrs. Shelley by Lucy M. Rossetti
  6. But in after days he shared those feelings with his father, bringing to his regretful bosom a soothing perception of the likeness. ” – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  7. He spoke well, was a shrewd judge of men, had a keen sense of humour, a clear perception of facts, and was quick to detect and discard everything irrelevant. ” – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow
  8. When they left the mill she asked Annie to come home to tea with her, saying, as if from a perception of her dislike for the young fellow, that Jack was going to Boston. ” – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  9. He early became acquainted with the accomplished Glareanus and thanked him especially for his perception of every beautiful and noble tendency in life, and for an introduction to Zwingli, who once came from Glarus to Basel on a visit. ” – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  10. Or rather say a manly lack of perception in your case. ” – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  11. The observer in this case was colour- blind to the red, that is, he had no perception of red objects as red, but only distinguished them by the other colours which were mixed with the red. ” – Colour Measurement and Mixture by W. de W. Abney
  12. It is a most difficult thing to do; most difficult to believe that my highest happiness consists in my perception of whatever is beautiful. ” – The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford by Mark Rutherford
  13. He sat upright, his whole body rigid, each detail of the significant picture stamping itself upon his quivering perception – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  14. His bitter perception of it, his hidden consciousness that he had probably but a short time, a couple of years at most, to live, only increased his satisfaction in the " No"- the contemptuous and final " No!" ” – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  15. It is better to put into the coldest terms a conception which has too often hitherto proved futile, because it arose rather from vague discontent, than from the perception of a definite evil. ” – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  16. “ Ev'leen Ann, with her usual clear perception of the superfluous in conversation, vouchsafed no opinion on a matter where she had no information, but went downstairs and brought back the note. ” – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  17. “ I felt no disgust then at my own want of all true perception – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  18. “ I remember how when one of these visitors, wound up, in honour of New York, to the very fever of perception broke out one evening while we waited for the curtain to rise, Oh don't you hear the cries? ” – A Small Boy and Others by Henry James
  19. The " common sense" is stirred by means of the perception which is placed between it and the senses. ” – Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci
  20. She was startled at the sudden sight of the stranger, and somewhat terrified at the first perception of her position. ” – Crotchet-Castle by Peacock, Thomas Love