apperceptive


noun Psychology.

  1. conscious perception.
  2. the act or process of apperceiving.

noun psychol

  1. the attainment of full awareness of a sensation or idea
  2. the act or process of apperceiving
n.

1753, from French aperception (17c.), from German Apperzeption (or Latin apperceptionem), coined by German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) as noun corresponding to French apercevoir “perceive, notice, become aware of” (11c., from Latin ad “to” (see ad-) + percipere; see perceive) on analogy of Perzeption/percevoir.

n.

  1. Conscious perception with full awareness.comprehension
  2. The process of understanding by which newly observed qualities of an object are related to past experience.

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