percipient

[per-sip-ee-uhnt]
adjective
1.
perceiving or capable of perceiving.
2.
having perception; discerning; discriminating: a percipient choice of wines.
noun
3.
a person or thing that perceives.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin percipient- (stem of percipiēns) present participle of percipere to take in, equivalent to per- per- + -cipi- combining form of present stem of capere to take + -ent- -ent

percipience, percipiency, noun
nonpercipience, noun
nonpercipiency, noun
nonpercipient, adjective
unpercipient, adjective
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percipient (pəˈsɪpɪənt)
 
adj
1.  able to perceive
2.  perceptive
 
n
3.  a person or thing that perceives
 
[C17: from Latin percipiens observing, from percipere to grasp; see perceive]
 
per'cipience
 
n
 
per'cipiently
 
adv

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Example sentences
Generally, compliance personnel will not testify as experts, but rather as
  percipient witnesses.
Perhaps even more important, the testimony of the percipient witnesses belied
  the claim of one or minimal blows.
The individual who set the fire was not named in the suit, but he was a
  percipient witness.
Thus, the direct testimony of a custodian or a percipient witness is not
  required.
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