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1. The object of perception.
2. A mental impression of something perceived by the senses, serving as a basic component in the formation of concepts; a sense datum.

[From Latin perceptum, neuter past participle of percipere, to perceive; see perceive.]
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1. (Philosophy) a concept that depends on recognition by the senses, such as sight, of some external object or phenomenon
2. (Philosophy) an object or phenomenon that is perceived
[C19: from Latin perceptum, from percipere to perceive]
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(ˈpɜr sɛpt)

1. the mental result or product of perceiving; an impression or sensation of something perceived.
2. a thing perceived; the object of perception.
[1830–40; < Latin perceptum something perceived, n. use of neuter of perceptus, past participle of percipere to perceive]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.percept - the representation of what is perceivedpercept - the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
figure - a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
ground - a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
pattern, form, shape - a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
visual percept, visual image - a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
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And to do Mrs Nickleby justice, she never had lost--and to do married ladies as a body justice, they seldom do lose--any occasion of inculcating similar golden percepts, whose only blemish is, the slight degree of vagueness and uncertainty in which they are usually enveloped.
"Our conclusion is that at bottom the distinction between image and percept, as respectively faint and vivid states, is based on a difference of quality.
Ce Moussem est un caractere a la fois civique et spirituel que revetent ce Moussem et que la Zaouia des Kacemienne et les Cherrada ont reussi dans le temps et continue a reussi un role pre- pondant dan la diffusion des percepts de la region et de la culture musulmane, ce Moussem a draine cette annee le meme flux de visiteurs estime a plus de 400.000, comme dans les annees precedentes, cela est du au beau temps et a la meilleure organisation du service de l'ordre dont notamment la surete provinciale ,les forces de auxiliaire , la Protection Civile et la delegation provinciale de la sante qui ont installe de 3 ambulances de postes medicales avancees composes de 3 medecins, infirmiers et techniciens d'hygiene
It should be said of all art that, in relation to the percepts or visions they give us, artists are presenters of affects, the inventors and creators of affects.
The purpose of this study is to realize an intelligent agent in which the system can trace the behavior of user's percepts to infer context-aware situation and semantically respond to relevant information/services to the user.
Many to most (33-100%) patients who suffer from phantom limb percepts do not experience phantom limb percepts in a dream state [20-23].
A comprehensive review of the history, percepts and preclinical and clinical studies on Adaptrin, an all-natural supplement traditionally known as formula No.
He also underlined the importance of promoting national education in joint GCC curricula in line with Gulf and Arab values and Islamic percepts.
The interfaces are defined in terms of percepts arriving from the environment.
Later, he asserts: "The task of art is not to describe, represent and narrate the world, but to be proactive in it--to create new ways of experiencing the world, as ways of feeling (effects) and perceiving (percepts)" (p.99).
Taking over the left motor area, which used to handle modal percepts, the brain used it to handle words, or neutral phonemic strings that it came to associate systematically with the modal percepts handled by the corresponding motor areas of the right hemisphere.
Section 3 gives a brief description of the procedures used for controlling the robotic arm and it is focused on describing how the robotic arm percepts and actions, and Section 4 presents the conclusion.