apperception

noun ap·per·cep·tion \ -ˈsep-shən \

Definition of apperception

1 : introspective self-consciousness
2 : mental perception; especially : the process of understanding something perceived in terms of previous experience

apperceptive

play \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of apperception

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


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apperception

noun ap·per·cep·tion \ -ˈsep-shən \

medical Definition of apperception

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

apperceptive

play \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective

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