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English definition of “perception”

perception

noun (SIGHT)    /pəˈsep.ʃən/ US  /pɚ-/
[U] the quality of being aware of things through the physical senses , especially sight : Drugs can alter your perception of reality .Knowledge and awareness [U] someone's ability to notice and understand things that are not obvious to other people : She has extraordinary powers of perception for one so young . He's not known for his perception.Knowledge and awareness
(Definition of perception noun (SIGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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