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English definition of “perception”

perception

noun [C] (BELIEF)   /pərˈsep·ʃən/
a thought , belief , or opinion , often held by many people and based on appearances : Even though he had done nothing illegal , the public’s perception was that he had acted dishonestly , and he was forced to resign .
(Definition of perception noun (BELIEF) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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