from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To perceive (something) while being conscious of perceiving.
- transitive v. To perceive (something) in terms of past experience.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To perceive.
- v. To be aware of perceiving; to understand a perception by linking it mentally with a mass of existing ideas of the same object.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To perceive; to comprehend.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be conscious of perceiving; comprehend (what is perceived); loosely, to perceive; notice: used specifically of internal perception or self-consciousness. See apperception.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. perceive in terms of a past experience
Back-formation from apperception.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French aperceveir, apercevoir, from late Latin *appercipēre, from ad- + percipere. (Wiktionary)