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percipient

noun per·cip·i·ent \ pər-ˈsi-pē-ənt \
|Updated on: 3 Jun 2018

Definition of percipient

1 : one that perceives
2 : a person on whose mind a telepathic impulse or message is held to fall

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Origin and Etymology of percipient

Latin percipient-, percipiens, present participle of percipere to perceive


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percipient

adjective

Definition of percipient

: capable of or characterized by perception : discerning
  • a percipient critic

percipiently

adverb

First Known Use of percipient

1692

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