apperception

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apperception ap·per·cep·tion (āp'ər-sěp'shən)
n.

  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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