Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • adj. having or showing keenness of perception, insight, understanding, or intuition

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the act or power of perceiving; having the faculty or power of perceiving; used in perception.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the act or power of perceiving; having the faculty of perceiving; consisting in perception.
  • The perceptive faculties.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to perception
  • adj. having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

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Examples

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  • The problem from a price tag perceptive is, can Washington afford to fund it longer when you have all of this government red ink?

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  • Pierre Boulez is best known as a perceptive conductor of 20th-century music, a pioneering composer of thorny modernist works, and the powerful founder of the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (Ircam), one of the world's leading music research laboratories.

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  • Especially because these are the same snotty jackasses who arrogate to themselves superiority over those of us less "perceptive" folks.

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  • I'd even suggest that we need to not "read" the film but view it as kind of perceptive experience intended to inspire thought.

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  • Spoken like the kind of perceptive veteran that seems to populate every corner of this year's roster.

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