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Having the power of perceiving, especially perceiving keenly and readily.
One that perceives.
[Latin percipiēns, percipient-, present participle of percipere, to perceive; see perceive.]
per·cip′i·ence, per·cip′i·en·cy n.
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1. able to perceive
a person or thing that perceives
[C17: from Latin percipiens observing, from percipere to grasp; see perceive]
perˈcipience, perˈcipiency n
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per•cip•i•ent(pərˈsɪp i ənt)
1. perceiving or capable of perceiving.
2. having or showing perception; discerning.n.
3. one that perceives.
[1655–65; < Latin percipient- (s. of percipiēns), present participle of percipere to take in; see perceive, -ent]
per•cip′i•ence, per•cip′i•en•cy, n.
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|Noun||1.||percipient - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
eyeglass wearer - a person who wears spectacles in order to see better
audile - one whose mental imagery is auditory rather than visual or motor
motile - one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
noticer - someone who takes notice; "a careful noticer of details"
seer - an observer who perceives visually; "an incurable seer of movies"
looker, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness - a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star"
|Adj.||1.||percipient - characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; "clear mind"; "a percipient author"|
discerning - having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"
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