Un apperceptive


noun Psychology.
conscious perception.
the act or process of apperceiving.

1745–55; (< F) < Neo-Latin (Leibnitz) apperceptiōn-, stem of apperceptiō. See ap-1, perception

apperceptive, adjective
apperceptively, adverb
preapperception, noun
unapperceptive, adjective
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apperception (ˌæpəˈsɛpʃən)
1.  the attainment of full awareness of a sensation or idea
2.  the act or process of apperceiving

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1753, from Fr. aperception (17c.), from Ger. Apperzeption, coined by Leibniz (1646-1716) as noun corresponding to Fr. apercevoir "perceive, notice, become aware of" (11c., from L. ad "to" + percipere; see perceive) on analogy of Perzeption/percevoir.
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apperception ap·per·cep·tion (āp'ər-sěp'shən)

  1. Conscious perception with full awareness. Also called comprehension.

  2. The process of understanding by which newly observed qualities of an object are related to past experience.

ap'per·cep'tive (-sěp'tĭv) adj.
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