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 But other researchers, following Nagel, doubt that genuine translation can be easily achieved between species that don’t share the same basic perceptual and cognitive processes. Philip Ball, The New Yorker, "The Challenges of Animal Translation," 27 Apr. 2021 Adults 18+, tune every Thursday at 7 p.m. for a free online revue of thoughtful and innovative science, arts and perceptual experiences. San Francisco Chronicle, "Enter to win an Exploratorium After Dark Prize Pack," 5 Apr. 2021 Alex Bunin, the chief public defender in Harris County, Texas, notes that virtual justice interposes emotional as well as perceptual distance—to dire effect. Eric Scigliano, The Atlantic, "Zoom Court Is Changing How Justice Is Served," 13 Apr. 2021 Adults 18+, tune every Thursday at 7 p.m. for a free online revue of thoughtful and innovative science, arts and perceptual experiences. San Francisco Chronicle, "Enter to win an Exploratorium After Dark Prize Pack," 5 Apr. 2021 The defense hired Professor Tse as an expert witness to explain the perceptual error the defendant had made. Eoin O'carroll, The Christian Science Monitor, "Want to manipulate the flow of time? Pay attention.," 8 Mar. 2021 Adults 18+, tune every Thursday at 7 p.m. for a free online revue of thoughtful and innovative science, arts and perceptual experiences. San Francisco Chronicle, "Enter to win an Exploratorium After Dark Prize Pack," 5 Apr. 2021 Research in my lab has shown that decoy effects occur in simple perceptual tasks such as judging the area of geometeric shapes in addition to consumer choice tasks. Jennifer Trueblood, The Conversation, "Context influences the decisions you make – whether you’re a homebuyer, a juror or a physician," 19 Mar. 2021 Adults 18+, tune every Thursday at 7 p.m. for a free online revue of thoughtful and innovative science, arts and perceptual experiences. San Francisco Chronicle, "Enter to win an Exploratorium After Dark Prize Pack ($75 Value)," 15 Mar. 2021

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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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3 May 2021

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“Perceptual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perceptual. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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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 perceptual (audio) \ adverb

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