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

[New Latin apperceptiō, apperceptiōn- : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin perceptiō, perception; see perception.]

ap′per·cep′tive (-sĕp′tĭv) adj.


1. (Psychology) the attainment of full awareness of a sensation or idea
2. (Psychology) the act or process of apperceiving
ˌapperˈceptive adj


(ˌæp ərˈsɛp ʃən)

1. conscious perception.
2. the act or process of apperceiving.
[1745–55; (< French) < New Latin apperceptiō]
ap`per•cep′tive, adj.
ap`per•cep′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apperception - the process whereby perceived qualities of an object are related to past experienceapperception - the process whereby perceived qualities of an object are related to past experience
basic cognitive process - cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge


A. N (frm) → percepción f
B. CPD apperception test N (US) → test m de percepción


n (Philos, Psych) → bewusste Wahrnehmung
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