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perception

noun [C] (BELIEF)    /pəˈsep.ʃən/ US  /pɚ-/
C2 a belief or opinion, often held by many people and based on how things seem: We have to change the public's perception that money is being wasted. These photographs will affect people's perceptions of war.Opinions, beliefs and points of viewIdeas, concepts and theories
(Definition of perception noun (BELIEF) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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