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1. perception

noun. ['pɝˈsɛpʃən'] knowledge gained by perceiving.

Synonyms

  • acumen
  • discernment
  • discrimination
  • insight
  • cognizance
  • knowledge
  • perceptiveness
  • cognition
  • penetration

Antonyms

  • ingratitude
  • despair
  • pain
  • fear

Etymology

  • perception (French)
  • perceptio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Perception

  • self-deception
  • preconception
  • misconception
  • contraception
  • interception
  • conception
  • reception
  • inception
  • exception
  • deception

How do you pronounce perception?

Pronounce perception as pərˈsɛpʃən.

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Sentences with perception


1. Noun, singular or mass
This inability to see red and green is the most common form of different color perception.

Quotes about perception


1. It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
- Anais Nin

2. 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

3. The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
- Umberto Eco

2. perception

noun. ['pɝˈsɛpʃən'] the process of perceiving.

Synonyms

  • somaesthesia
  • perceptual constancy
  • basic cognitive process
  • sense impression
  • esthesis
  • touch
  • constancy
  • sensation
  • tactile sensation
  • auditory perception
  • beholding
  • sound perception
  • seeing
  • detection
  • somatic sensation
  • somatesthesia
  • sensing
  • somesthesia
  • touch sensation
  • aesthesis
  • sense experience
  • visual perception
  • sense datum
  • tactual sensation

Antonyms

  • pleasure
  • gravity
  • dislike
  • pride

Etymology

  • perception (French)
  • perceptio (Latin)

3. perception

noun. ['pɝˈsɛpʃən'] a way of conceiving something.

Synonyms

  • conceptualisation
  • conceptualization

Antonyms

  • levity
  • agitation
  • inattention

Etymology

  • perception (French)
  • perceptio (Latin)

4. perception

noun. ['pɝˈsɛpʃən'] the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept.

Synonyms

  • pattern
  • perceptual experience
  • percept
  • visual percept
  • mental representation
  • shape
  • figure
  • representation
  • ground
  • internal representation
  • form

Antonyms

  • figure
  • attention
  • stifle
  • diverge

Etymology

  • perception (French)
  • perceptio (Latin)

5. perception

noun. ['pɝˈsɛpʃən'] becoming aware of something via the senses.

Synonyms

  • smelling
  • sensory activity
  • listening
  • tasting
  • taste
  • looking
  • hearing
  • lipreading
  • looking at
  • smell
  • look

Antonyms

  • humility
  • liking
  • calmness
  • concern

Etymology

  • perception (French)
  • perceptio (Latin)
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