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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·cep·tion /pɝˈsɛpʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 per·cep·tion /pɝˈsɛpʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·cep·tion n.
 1. The act of perceiving; cognizance by the senses or intellect; apprehension by the bodily organs, or by the mind, of what is presented to them; discernment; apprehension; cognition.
 2. Metaph. 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.
    Matter hath no life nor perception, and is not conscious of its own existence.   --Bentley.
 3. The quality, state, or capability, of being affected by something external; sensation; sensibility. [Obs.]
    This experiment discovereth perception in plants.   --Bacon.
 4. An idea; a notion. [Obs.]
 Note:“The word perception is, in the language of philosophers previous to Reid, used in a very extensive signification. By Descartes, Malebranche, Locke, Leibnitz, and others, it is employed in a sense almost as unexclusive as consciousness, in its widest signification.  By Reid this word was limited to our faculty acquisitive of knowledge, and to that branch of this faculty whereby, through the senses, we obtain a knowledge of the external world.  But his limitation did not stop here.  In the act of external perception he distinguished two elements, to which he gave the names of perception and sensation.  He ought perhaps to have called these perception proper and sensation proper, when employed in his special meaning.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the representation of what is perceived; basic component in
           the formation of a concept [syn: percept, perceptual
      2: a way of conceiving something; "Luther had a new perception
         of the Bible"
      3: the process of perceiving
      4: knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth
         of his perception"
      5: becoming aware of something via the senses [syn: sensing]