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Definition 1: becoming aware of something via the senses - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for perception in the sense of this definition

(perception is a kind of ...) activity intended to achieve a particular sensory result

(... is a kind of perception ) the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually

"he went out to have a look" "his look was fixed on her eyes" "he gave it a good looking at" "his camera does his looking for him"

(... is a kind of perception ) the act of hearing attentively

"you can learn a lot by just listening" "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"

(... is a kind of perception ) perceiving what a person is saying by observing the movements of the lips

(... is a kind of perception ) a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds

"a wine tasting"

(... is a kind of perception ) the act of perceiving the odor of something

Definition 2: the process of perceiving - [noun denoting cognition]

(perception is a kind of ...) cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge

(... is a kind of perception ) (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation

(... is a kind of perception ) the perception that something has occurred or some state exists

"early detection can often lead to a cure"

(... is a kind of perception ) perception by means of the eyes

(... is a kind of perception ) the perception of sound as a meaningful phenomenon

(... is a kind of perception ) an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

"a sensation of touch"

(... is a kind of perception ) the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations

"he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes"

(... is a kind of perception ) the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin

"she likes the touch of silk on her skin" "the surface had a greasy feeling"

Definition 3: the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for perception in the sense of this definition

(perception is a kind of ...) a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

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

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

(... is a kind of perception ) a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system

(perception is a part of ...) a perceptual structure

"the composition presents problems for students of musical form" "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"

Definition 4: a way of conceiving something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where perception or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Luther had a new perception of the Bible

(perception is a kind of ...) an elaborated concept

Definition 5: knowledge gained by perceiving - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where perception or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man admired for the depth of his perception

(perception is a kind of ...) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

(... is a kind of perception ) perception of that which is obscure

(... is a kind of perception ) clear or deep perception of a situation

(... is a kind of perception ) range or scope of what is perceived

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