Definition of perceptual
: of, relating to, or involving perception especially in relation to immediate sensory experience
Recent Examples of perceptual from the Web
The article cites a study from Nature Neuroscience in which subjects were tested four times on perceptual performance over several hours.
Smith’s 1967 work transforms the conventional stability of sculptural mass into environmental perceptual ephemerality.
The idea that underlies sensory substitution is a radical one: that the brain is capable of processing perceptual information in much the same way, no matter which organ delivers it.
Baker saw this as a win for the notion that cognitive, perceptual and motor skills do not have to suffer if people stay active.
ALL THE RULES WILL CHANGE’ Yet another 2016 gift from the nation’s capital, this enchanting retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum was about the thought-altering potential of sheer perceptual magic.
But Medellín is trying to lead a the perceptual transformation of the bat, from blood-sucking demon to unsung nature hero, and hopes a bat-friendly tequila will provide a major public relations boost.
As technology gets better the perceptual threshold of each console gets smaller and smaller.
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Origin and Etymology of perceptual
percept + -ual (as in conceptual)
First Known Use: 1878See Words from the same year
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