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Synonyms for perception
pərˈsɛp ʃənper·cep·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. perception

    cognizance, apprehension, sight, understanding, discernment

    incognizance, ignorance, imperception, misapprehension, misunderstanding

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 2 votes

  1. percept, perception, perceptual experiencenoun

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

    percept, perceptual experience, sensing

  2. perceptionnoun

    a way of conceiving something

    "Luther had a new perception of the Bible"

    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  3. perceptionnoun

    the process of perceiving

    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  4. perceptionnoun

    knowledge gained by perceiving

    "a man admired for the depth of his perception"

    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  5. sensing, perceptionnoun

    becoming aware of something via the senses

    percept, perceptual experience, detection, sensing

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. perceptionnoun

    seeing, discernment, sense, taste, sensation

  2. perceptionnoun

    understanding, notion, idea, apprehension

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. perceptionnoun

    cognizance, discernment, sensation, feeling


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  1. Mark Clifford:

    There was a perception that Hong Kong would be more like the mainland, there was a perception that the two places would merge. But after 150 years of British rule, the interesting development is Hong Kong's own sense of identity.

  2. William Blake:

    When the doors of perception are cleansed, man will see things as they truly are, infinite.

  3. H.W. Mann:

    Perception determines our reality, our life experience, our sub conscious programming, our physical and mental health. Perception may control our lives, but we control perception. Perception is interpretation by the brain. It can be of the sub conscious or conscious. While conscious, we determine our perception.

  4. Hisham Zaazou:

    I act as if there's a problem. I act because the world sees things from a specific angle. We say perception is reality so I deal with this perception, we have had problems since 30 years but the arrow of tourism has always pointed upwards ... This proves the industry is resilient.

  5. Julianne Hough:

    I really love ‘Summer Nights’ because I think it is very relevant to today if you listen to the words, every guys perception versus girls’ perception of their first date is probably very different and so it is relative.

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