Definition of perceived
1 : regarded in a specified way —used to say how something or someone is seen or thought of a perceived threat [=something that is thought of as being a threat]In one widely held view, the dismaying distortions of so-called attack ads—negative advertising aimed at a political opponent's perceived weaknesses—have contributed to a spreading cynicism and apathy among American voters.— John Algeo and Adele Algeo
2 : recognized through the senses Pitch is a perceived quality of sound ordered on a scale from low to high.— Rita L. Atkinson et al.
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