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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.
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1. (Psychology) the attainment of full awareness of a sensation or idea
2. (Psychology) the act or process of apperceiving
ˌapperˈceptive adj
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(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.
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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
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A. N (frm) → percepción f
B. CPD apperception test N (US) → test m de percepción
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n (Philos, Psych) → bewusste Wahrnehmung
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Section 2 analyzes the concept "being-for-self" in relation to Kantian apperception and the Hegelian idea of sublation.
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In celebration of Bahraini Women's Day, which was dedicated this year to celebrate women in the engineering field, Shaikha Rana honoured a number of engineers who participated in the projects of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bahrain and abroad, who expressed their thanks and apperception to the Undersecretary and to all officials at the ministry.
He transformed the ghazal into a medium of high aesthetic apperception together with a profound concern for humanity at large without altering its traditional artistic canvas and format.'After completing his postgraduate studies at Government College, Lahore he served as a lecturer in English at MAO College, Amritsar and Hailey College, Lahore, had a short stint in the Indian Army (in its Public Relations Department) and then adopted journalism as a career by joining The Pakistan Times as its chief editor.