apperception /apəˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/

a

I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
[Psychology]
‹dated› the mental process by which a person makes sense of an idea by assimilating it to the body of ideas he or she already possesses.
II. derivatives

apperceptive
adjective


– origin mid 18th cent.: from French aperception or modern Latin aperceptio(n-), from Latin ad- ‘to’ + percipere ‘perceive’.

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