percept [pur-sept] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- the mental result or product of perceiving, as distinguished from the act of perceiving; an impression or sensation of something perceived.
- something that is perceived; the object of perception.
Origin of percept 1830–40; Latin perceptum something perceived, noun use of neuter of perceptus, past participle of percipere to perceive Can be confusedpercept precept Related Words for percept code, law, rule, etiquette, fashion, form, formality, habit, canon, understanding, precept, propriety, usage, custom, percept Examples from the Web for percept Historical Examples of percept
You look at a watch which I hold before your eyes and secure a percept of it.
George Herbert Betts
As we reflect and seek to correct this inadequacy, the percept changes on our hands.
The percept is, and remains, a private and an individual matter.
Robert E. Park
The percept has an aggressiveness which does not belong to the image.
A percept is “that which is perceived; the object of the act of perception.”
William Walker Atkinson
British Dictionary definitions for percept percept noun
- a concept that depends on recognition by the senses, such as sight, of some external object or phenomenon
- an object or phenomenon that is perceived
Word Origin for percept C19: from Latin perceptum, from percipere to perceive Word Origin and History for percept n.
percept in Medicine percept [pûr′sĕpt′] n.
- The object of perception.
- A mental impression of something perceived by the senses, viewed as the basic component in the formation of concepts.
- In clinical psychology, a single unit of perceptual report, such as one of the responses to an inkblot in the Rorschach test.