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Synonyms for perception
pərˈsɛp ʃən

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perception

    Knowledge is all that the mind knows, from whatever source derived or obtained, or by whatever process; the aggregate of facts, truths, or principles acquired or retained by the mind, including alike the intuitions native to the mind and all that has been learned respecting phenomena, causes, laws, principles, literature, etc. There is a tendency to regard knowledge as accurate and systematic, and to a certain degree complete. Information is knowledge of fact, real or supposed, derived from persons, books, or observation, and is regarded as casual and haphazard. We say of a studious man that he has a great store of knowledge, or of an intelligent man of the world, that he has a fund of varied information. Lore is used only in poetic or elevated style, for accumulated knowledge, as of a people or age, or in a more limited sense for learning or erudition. We speak of perception of external objects, apprehension of intellectual truth. Simple perception gives a limited knowledge of external objects, merely as such; the cognition of the same objects is a knowledge of them in some relation; cognizance is the formal or official recognition of something as an object of knowledge; we take cognizance of it. Intuition is primary knowledge antecedent to all teaching or reasoning, experience is knowledge that has entered directly into one's own life; as, a child's experience that fire will burn. Learning is much higher than information, being preeminently wide and systematic knowledge, the result of long, assiduous study; erudition is recondite learning secured only by extraordinary industry, opportunity, and ability. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; EDUCATION; SCIENCE; WISDOM.

    Synonyms:
    acquaintance, apprehension, cognition, cognizance, comprehension, erudition, experience, information, intelligence, intuition, knowledge, learning, light, lore, recognition, scholarship, science, wisdom

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, illiteracy, inexperience, misapprehension, misconception, misunderstanding, rudeness, unfamiliarity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perception

    Synonyms:
    cognizance, apprehension, sight, understanding, discernment

    Antonyms:
    incognizance, ignorance, imperception, misapprehension, misunderstanding

Princeton's WordNet

  1. percept, perception, perceptual experiencenoun

    the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept

    Synonyms:
    percept, perceptual experience, sensing

  2. perceptionnoun

    a way of conceiving something

    "Luther had a new perception of the Bible"

    Synonyms:
    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  3. perceptionnoun

    the process of perceiving

    Synonyms:
    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  4. perceptionnoun

    knowledge gained by perceiving

    "a man admired for the depth of his perception"

    Synonyms:
    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  5. sensing, perceptionnoun

    becoming aware of something via the senses

    Synonyms:
    percept, perceptual experience, detection, sensing

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perceptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    seeing, discernment, sense, taste, sensation

  2. perceptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    understanding, notion, idea, apprehension

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perceptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    cognizance, discernment, sensation, feeling

    Antonyms:
    imperception

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How to use perception in a sentence?

  1. Terri Spath:

    There's a perception with U.S. stocks that they can go quickly from flawless to hopeless, and since May 1 it's been more hopeless for stocks.

  2. Michael Bjorn:

    Half of all the smartphone users we talked to believe that internal sensors will give updates on their health and well-being in only three years, it’s a bit like wearables, but internal sensors in our bodies will be the new wearables. It doesn’t even stop there, he added. When you start asking questions about this, you realize eight out of 10 smartphone owners would like to augment things like sensory perception and cognitive ability with technology. So you have interest in things like vision, memory and hearing and, to me, that is quite surprising.

  3. Peter Jackson:

    It changed my perception of what it was like to be a soldier in the war.

  4. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail:

    I believe the Malaysian people want Dato' Sri Najib to go on leave as prime minister so as not to create the perception of abuse of power or process to halt or hinder a full and transparent investigation on this very serious issue.

  5. Miyamoto Musashi:

    Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.

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