apperception

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ap·per·cep·tion

noun \-ˈsep-shən\

Definition of APPERCEPTION

1
:  introspective self-consciousness
2
:  mental perception; especially :  the process of understanding something perceived in terms of previous experience
ap·per·cep·tive \-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

ap·per·cep·tion

noun \-ˈsep-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of APPERCEPTION

: mental perception; especially : the process of understanding something perceived in terms of previous experience—compare assimilation 3
ap·per·cep·tive \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective

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