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a. Perceived or capable of being perceived directly rather than through association.
b. Having the ability to perceive something directly.
2. Ecclesiastical Of or relating to a patron's right of presentation to a benefice.
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1. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. able to be known or perceived immediately
b. capable of knowing or perceiving in this way
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) subject to or conferring the right of ecclesiastical presentation
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pre•sen•ta•tive(prɪˈzɛn tə tɪv)
(of an image, idea, etc.) presented, known, or capable of being known directly.
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