from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process, act, or faculty of perceiving.
- n. The effect or product of perceiving.
- n. Psychology Recognition and interpretation of sensory stimuli based chiefly on memory.
- n. Psychology The neurological processes by which such recognition and interpretation are effected.
- n. Insight, intuition, or knowledge gained by perceiving.
- n. The capacity for such insight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Conscious understanding of something.
- n. Vision (ability)
- n. Acuity
- n. That which is detected by the five senses; not necessarily understood (imagine looking through fog, trying to understand if you see a small dog or a cat); also that which is detected within consciousness as a thought, intuition, deduction, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of perceiving; cognizance by the senses or intellect; apperhension by the bodily organs, or by the mind, of what is presented to them; discernment; apperhension; cognition.
- n. The faculty of perceiving; the faculty, or peculiar part, of man's constitution by which he has knowledge through the medium or instrumentality of the bodily organs; the act of apperhending material objects or qualities through the senses; -- distinguished from conception.
- n. The quality, state, or capability, of being affected by something external; sensation; sensibility.
- n. An idea; a notion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, and most commonly down to the middle of the eighteenth century, cognition; thought and sense in general, whether the faculty, the operation, or the resulting idea.
- n. The mental faculty, operation, or resulting construction of the imagination, of gaining knowledge by virtue of a real action of an object upon the mind.
- n. An immediate judgment founded on sense or other real action of the object upon the mind, more or less analogous to what takes place in vision.
- n. In law, participation in receipts; community of interest in income: as, the perception of profits.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. knowledge gained by perceiving
- n. a way of conceiving something
- n. becoming aware of something via the senses
- n. the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
- n. the process of perceiving
Let's keep things to reality, and CNN's supposition for why this drop in perception is certainly not reality.
"It's important for people, and especially young people, to understand that this change in perception is going to forever affect the industry of agriculture," stated Dr. Jamison.
It's the same as how stores will sell an item for $9.99 instead of $10.00 ... the extra digit does make a difference in perception, and perception is important.
It seems the variation in perception is a reflection of a more integrated experience that does not separate work from other experiences.
Hence it is clear that knowledge of things demonstrable cannot be acquired by perception, unless the term perception is applied to the possession of scientific knowledge through demonstration.
The thing to say, I think, is that these cases of putative perception of God are such that the term perception 'applies to them either perfectly straightforwardly, or else by way of close analogy.
In light of recent Tom Coburn firm rebuttal to angry atmosphere stoked by Fox mis-information activisim, my perception is the growing list of known “fuzzy links” to “Fox bred” violence should give pause to any employee at Fox who bends a knee on any given Sunday.
You're going a bit overboard on the whole notion that "our perception is ours alone" or wine is unique to each individual who drinks.
A former boss used to say "my perception is your reality."
This perception is a unique opportunity for young people to lead the way to make the world a better place with technology.