apperception

noun
ap·​per·​cep·​tion | \ ˌa-pər-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce apperception (audio) \

Definition of apperception

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

Other Words from apperception

apperceptive \ ˌa-​pər-​ˈsep-​tiv How to pronounce apperception (audio) \ adjective

Examples of apperception in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The apperception of the markets somehow identified that Americans were not going to continue to take it. Brian Domitrovic, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022

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First Known Use of apperception

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for apperception

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

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6 May 2022

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“Apperception.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apperception. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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apperception

noun
ap·​per·​cep·​tion | \ -ˈsep-shən How to pronounce apperception (audio) \

Medical Definition of apperception

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

Other Words from apperception

apperceptive \ -​ˈsep-​tiv How to pronounce apperception (audio) \ adjective

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