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

  • adj. Of, based on, or involving perception.

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  • adj. Relating to perception.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to perception; of the nature of perception.

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  • adj. of or relating to the act of perceiving


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  • The coat which is perceived -- in this sense of the word 'coat' -- is what I call a perceptual object.

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  • The challenge, though, with touching a speaker or even touching a musical instrument is what we call perceptual masking.

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  • It would fall more in line with personality disorders, which are characterized by perceptual and interpersonal distortions.


  • To be in perceptual field is to be encompassed by edges that are neither strictly spatial — we cannot map a horizon (even if we can draw it) — nor strictly temporal (43, cited in Overing and Lees 8-9).

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  • McDowell subtly develops an account of that which Kant called the "spontaneity" of our judgement in perceptual experience, while avoiding the suggestion that the resulting account has any connection with idealism.

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  • McDowell develops a stringent reading of Sellars 'diagnosis of a "myth of the given" in perceptual experience to argue that we need always to separate out the exercise of concepts in experience from a causal account of the pre-conditions of experience and that the idea of "non-conceptual content" straddles this boundary in a philosophically unacceptable way.

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  • Readers also participate in perceptual transformations.

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  • I am essentially an atheist, but I would rather term my perceptual filter as relativistic scepticism.


  • To measure the speed of his plucky volunteers 'perceptions, Eagleman and his team designed a wrist-worn device they call a perceptual chronometer.

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  • But to absorb certain kinds of knowledge, known as perceptual learning, men needed a nap whereas women didn't, according to another study presented at the sleep medicine academy's meeting.

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