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perceptive

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adjective per·cep·tive \pər-ˈsep-tiv\

Simple Definition of perceptive

  • : having or showing an ability to understand or notice something easily or quickly

Full Definition of perceptive

  1. 1 :  responsive to sensory stimuli :  discerning <a perceptive eye>

  2. 2 a :  capable of or exhibiting keen perception :  observant <a perceptive scholar> b :  characterized by sympathetic understanding or insight

per·cep·tive·ly adverb
per·cep·tive·ness noun
per·cep·tiv·i·ty play \(ˌ)pər-ˌsep-ˈti-və-tē\ noun

Examples of perceptive

  1. He is a very perceptive young man.

  2. <due to their ability to rotate their ears, cats are very perceptive when it comes to pinpointing the source of a sound>



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First Known Use of perceptive

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Medical Dictionary

perceptive

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adjective per·cep·tive \pər-ˈsep-tiv\

Medical Definition of perceptive

  1. :  responsive to sensory stimulus <a perceptive eye>

  2. per·cep·tive·ly adverb
    per·cep·tive·ness noun
    per·cep·tiv·i·ty \(ˌ)pər-ˌsep-ˈtiv-ət-ē\play noun, plural per·cep·tiv·i·ties





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