per·​cip·​i·​ence pər-ˈsi-pē-ən(t)s How to pronounce percipience (audio)

Examples of percipience in a Sentence

a novelist who reveals an exceptional percipience of human aspirations and desires
Recent Examples on the Web More recent events sent me back to the novel itself, and to a new respect for Lewis’ percipience about Americans’ vulnerability to the blandishments of political charlatans, and about his oracular vision of how a fascist takeover would unfold. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 Readers knew to expect in a Flanigan column percipience and foresight, expressed in graceful, unaffected prose. Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2021 Jones has experience with a wide array of run-pass option plays as well, and his football percipience is highly regarded. Dan Wiederer,, 3 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of percipience was in 1768

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“Percipience.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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