perceptual

adjective
per·​cep·​tu·​al | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈsep-chə-wəl How to pronounce perceptual (audio) , -chəl, -shwəl \

Definition of perceptual

: of, relating to, or involving perception especially in relation to immediate sensory experience

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Other Words from perceptual

perceptually adverb

Examples of perceptual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Painting is at its perceptual core, but he is mentioned nowhere in the book. Los Angeles Times, "Review: In Mary Corse’s light paintings at LACMA, some shadows," 5 Aug. 2019 The reason for the perceptual mismatch isn’t raw data rates, which are typically several times faster on broadband. Mike Feibus, USA TODAY, "Putting Wi-Fi 6 to the test: How fast can it speed up your home devices?," 19 Dec. 2019 Lavie says her team is already investigating whether measuring perceptual capacity can predict actual job performance in such roles. Simon Makin, Scientific American, "How Perceptive Are You? Not Everyone Is the Same," 28 May 2018 Use it, instead, as a conversation-starting thought experiment in perceptual relativity, as Mouse does in the film. Wired, "Suckling Porg for Thanksgiving? Yes, Please!," 28 Nov. 2019 All there is is consciousness experiencing itself perceptually, as perceptual activity, which is species-specific. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "Deepak Chopra Has Never Been Sick," 17 Oct. 2019 And then that provisional identity has perceptual experiences but interprets them as the physical body and the world. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "Deepak Chopra Has Never Been Sick," 17 Oct. 2019 These include the sensorimotor system, the perceptual system, and interactions with our environment. Vanessa Chang, WIRED, "How Phone Taps and Swipes Train Us to Be Better Consumers," 10 July 2019 Alma’s time travel can recall the shifting perceptual planes of Inception. Judy Berman, Time, "Undone, From the Team Behind BoJack Horseman, Is the Perfect Sci-Fi Series for 2019," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of perceptual

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perceptual

percept + -ual (as in conceptual)

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The first known use of perceptual was in 1878

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“Perceptual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perceptual. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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perceptual

adjective
per·​cep·​tu·​al | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈsep-chə(-wə)l, -ˈsepsh-wəl How to pronounce perceptual (audio) \

Medical Definition of perceptual

: of, relating to, or involving perception especially in relation to immediate sensory experience auditory perceptual deficits

Other Words from perceptual

perceptually \ -​ē How to pronounce perceptually (audio) \ adverb

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