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perceptionnoun

us   /pərˈsep·ʃən/
  • perception noun (BELIEF)

[C] 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.
  • perception noun (AWARENESS)

[U] an awareness of things through the physical senses, esp. sight
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"perception" in British English

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perceptionnoun

uk   /pəˈsep.ʃən/ us   /pɚ-/
  • perception noun (BELIEF)

C2 [C] 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.

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"perception" in Business English

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perceptionnoun [C or U]

uk   /pəˈsepʃən/ us  
the way that someone thinks and feels about a company, product, service, etc.: Although our handling of complaints has improved greatly, it continues to be a significant problem in terms of public perception. A strong brand has a big impact on product perception. Sometimes the experience of going through the course changes people's perceptions about entrepreneurship.
(Definition of perception from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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