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perception

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1  —as in:
perception of injustice
Definition a belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
  • U.S. perception of this issue is very different than it is in China.
perception = a belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She said that sexual assault was a crime of perception.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • perception = a belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
  • There's a sense of sovereignty that comes from life on a mountain, a perception of privacy and isolation, even of dominion.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • perception = a belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
  • The point is, the brain talks to itself, and by talking to itself changes its perceptions.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • perceptions = beliefs or opinions formed by viewing things a certain way
  • If your perception is false, then your emotional response to it will be false too.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • perception = a belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
  • It was then I realized how cruelly I had judged her, how my perception of her had been distorted, because I'd been looking at her through my father's harsh lens.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • perception = a belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
  • To convince myself that there was some dignity in what I planned to do, in surrendering my own perceptions of right and wrong, of reality, of sanity itself, to earn the love of my parents.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
perceptions = beliefs or opinions formed by viewing things a certain way

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2  —as in:
perception of external stimuli
Definition something that someone senses; or the act of sensing
  • The drug dulls sensory perception.
perception = the act of sensing (to see, hear, taste, touch, or smell)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Fanny had been everywhere awake to the difference of the country since February; but when they entered the Park her perceptions and her pleasures were of the keenest sort.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • perceptions = observations (of things sensed)
  • In the silence Lily had a clear perception of what was passing through his mind.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • perception = sense (understanding)
  • Hume opposed all thoughts and ideas that could not be traced back to corresponding sense perceptions.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • perceptions = something sensed
  • Dimly, from a nearly forgotten perception as blurred as the substance itself, Jonas recalled what the whiteness was.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • perception = sense
  • At first, it was a sort of stupefaction; but every moment was quickening her perception of the horrible evil.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • perception = understanding
  • He felt himself overwhelmed with a new perception of the color he knew as red.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
perception = sense

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