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per·cep·tion

perception

 
 
pronunciation:
pr sep shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ability to become aware of or know through the senses.
Her poor perception of sounds is helped by a hearing aid.
similar words:
apprehension, comprehension, consciousness, faculty, hearing, sensation, sense, sight, smell, vision
definition 2: understanding that is based on the senses.
My perception of what he said is different from yours.
synonyms:
apprehension, insight
similar words:
grasp, sense, understanding, view
derivation: perceptional (adj.)
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The word perception contains the following part:
per- Latin prefix that means through, throughout; very