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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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It may cause the parents to identify and describe their children according to their preexisting concepts or apperceptions, past experiences and backgrounds that may or may not be the actual case (Whiteman, McHale, and Soli, 2011).
"For us this dictionary touches upon a common world of images, experiences and apperceptions. When for example a Cypriot -- either a Greek Cypriot or a Turkish Cypriot -- reads the word 'palouzes' or 'halloumi' he thinks of images, of production processes, recipes and these words evoke even memories.
We consider our inner selves as substantial, indeed it is the essence of who we are, but as the writer and critic, Terry Eagleton puts it: 'The "I" denotes not a substance but a formal perspective upon reality, and there is no clear way of descending from this transcendental unity of apperception to one's humdrum material existence in the world.' (1) Language is an essential tool in that humdrum material existence in the world; we need it and it needs us, but we cannot expect it to fulfil or enfold our oneiric visions or 'apperceptions'.