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percipient

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noun per·cip·i·ent \pər-ˈsi-pē-ənt\

Definition of percipient

  1. 1 :  one that perceives

  2. 2 :  a person on whose mind a telepathic impulse or message is held to fall

Origin and Etymology of percipient

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


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percipient

adjective per·cip·i·ent

Definition of percipient

  1. :  capable of or characterized by perception :  discerning a percipient critic

percipiently

adverb

First Known Use of percipient

1692


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