[ US /pɝˈsɛpʃən/ ]
[ UK /pəsˈɛpʃən/ ]
  1. a way of conceiving something
    Luther had a new perception of the Bible
  2. knowledge gained by perceiving
    a man admired for the depth of his perception
  3. the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
  4. becoming aware of something via the senses
  5. the process of perceiving
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How To Use perception In A Sentence

  • _ -- The dotted lines in Fig. 60 represent isacoustic lines -- that is, lines which pass through all places where the percentage of observers who recorded their perception of the sound is the same. A Study of Recent Earthquakes
  • Each person makes his or her own decision according to personal perception and understanding.
  • The warnings that permeate Polonius's speeches derive from his misperception of controlling his daughter's sexuality.
  • To offset the perception that dairy foods are high in calories, low-fat cheeses have become state-of-the-art.
  • Haven't seen remake, so I think my perceptions of the Wenders flick were relatively uncolored by expectations of what I thought it was ‘supposed to’ be about.
  • The perception of the fishermen was that the fish were still there to be caught.
  • A mantid is the most humanlike of insects; it has its eyes arranged so that it can see forward, allowing it depth perception. The Killing Kind
  • They need the same environmental perception as humans. Times, Sunday Times
  • In an almost unnoticeable state like light or air, it could hang like a painting, existing at the edge of perception.
  • He believes many "psychics" are frauds who rely on perception and subtle deception.
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