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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.]


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]


(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]
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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The percept has an aggressiveness which does not belong to the image.
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For Aashayein , his producers Percept Picture Company are now looking at a release date in the first half of this year -- around March- end after high school examinations all over India are over.