[per-sep-tiv] /pərˈsɛp tɪv/
having or showing keenness of insight, understanding, or intuition:
a perceptive analysis of the problems involved.
having the power or faculty of .
of, relating to, or showing .
quick at perceiving; observant
able to perceive
1650s, from Latin percept-, past participle stem of percipere (see perceive) + -ive. In reference to intelligence from 1860. From mid-15c. as the name of a type of optical instrument. Related: Perceptively; perceptiveness.
perceptive per·cep·tive (pər-sěp’tĭv)
per’cep·tiv’i·ty (pûr’sěp-tĭv’ĭ-tē) or per·cep’tive·ness n.
noun 1. an aerosol spray that temporarily irritates the eyes and mucous membranes, used to stun and incapacitate a person or animal: police use of pepper spray to control rioters. noun 1. a defence spray agent derived from hot cayenne peppers, which causes temporary blindness and breathing difficulty, sometimes used to control riots noun a […]
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of clover, characterized by numerous black specks on the leaves, caused by a fungus, Pseudoplea trifolii.
[pur-sept] /ˈpɜr sɛpt/ noun 1. the mental result or product of , as distinguished from the act of ; an impression or sensation of something . 2. something that is ; the object of . /ˈpɜːsɛpt/ noun 1. a concept that depends on recognition by the senses, such as sight, of some external object or […]
[per-sep-choo-uh l] /pərˈsɛp tʃu əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or involving . /pəˈsɛptjʊəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to perception adj. 1852; see percept + -al (1). Related: Perceptually. perceptual per·cep·tu·al (pər-sěp’chōō-əl) adj. Of, based on, or involving perception.