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apperception

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noun ap·per·cep·tion \-ˈsep-shən\

Definition of apperception

  1. 1 :  introspective self-consciousness

  2. 2 :  mental perception; especially :  the process of understanding something perceived in terms of previous experience

ap·per·cep·tiveplay \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective


Origin of apperception

French aperception, from apercevoir, from Middle French aperceivre, from a- (from Latin ad-) + perceivre to perceive


First Known Use: 1753


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apperception

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noun ap·per·cep·tion \-ˈsep-shən\

Medical Definition of apperception

  1. :  mental perception; especially :  the process of understanding something perceived in terms of previous experience—compare assimilation 3

  2. ap·per·cep·tive \-ˈsep-tiv\play adjective




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