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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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