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1. Of or relating to perception: perceptive faculties.
a. Having the ability to perceive; keen in discernment.
b. Marked by discernment and understanding; sensitive.

per·cep′tive·ly adv.
per′cep·tiv′i·ty (pûr′sĕp-tĭv′ĭ-tē), per·cep′tive·ness n.
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Noun1.perceptivity - a feeling of understanding
sensibility - refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions; "cruelty offended his sensibility"


n. perceptibilidad, capacidad de percibir.
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13) In contrast, for example, Thomas Percival, a Manchester physician who knew Darwin, claimed in his vitalist article, "Speculations on the perceptive power of vegetables" (1785), "not only that plants had a life force, were capable of spontaneous motion, and experienced sensations, but also that they had genuine powers of perceptivity.
depends in part on establishing a persona of perceptivity, if not brilliance" (44, see also Fahnestock and Secor 93, MacDonald 142).
Biorobots are superior in many aspects to traditional mechanical robots, such as mobility, perceptivity, adaptability, and energy consumption.
Bradley often and with his usual perceptivity quoted the old Signal Corps maxim that Congress makes a general, but only communication; can make him a commander.
In "'She had been Certain the River would Sustain her': Modernist Aestheticism in Anita Desai's Fiction," Lopez goes on to show how Desai's characters' sense of discontentment towards their social environment and domestic milieu on the one hand, and their acute perceptivity on the other, can be traced back to modernist tradition, particularly to its "dark places of psychology," as Woolf described it (qtd.
In pictorial abstraction, religion's primary truth-statements assume a nonfigurative perceptivity that is more universally comprehensible than what is portrayed in concrete pictorial imagery.
175), and that the best experimenters will be those who simply are good observers, displaying perceptivity and sensitivity.
It found that: health and behaviour are dependent, at least in part, on culture; psychopathology may also be understood as a social construct; culture has an influence on psychopathology, regardless of its aetiology; diagnostic classes do not adequately consider operational definitions; and a greater focus on hermeneutic perceptivity in appreciating cultural dynamics in psychopathology would benefit clinical assessment.
Finally, I reject all poetry of mood in favor of a poetry of perceptivity.
The reliability of a simulation system is linked to two essential factors: the perceptive validity (or absolute perceptivity), which is based on the comparison of users ability to perceive motion in real and simulated conditions, and the behavioural perceptivity (relative perceptivity) that allows to compare effects produced on the driving behaviour by variations of some environmental parameters (road, vehicle and traffic conditions) (Reymond, Kemeny 2000; Tornros 1998).
Bingo's highest priority, with flight safety, ARINC solutions will provide the airline more perceptivity into how its aircraft are performing by upholding critical, automated, real-time messaging between the flight crew and its maintenance organization.
Despite this perceptivity, Laing could be accused of overstepping her authority.