Percipience



[per-sip-ee-uh nt] /pərˈsɪp i ənt/

adjective
1.
or capable of .
2.
having perception; discerning; discriminating:
a percipient choice of wines.
noun
3.
a person or thing that .
/pəˈsɪpɪənt/
adjective
1.
able to perceive
2.
perceptive
noun
3.
a person or thing that perceives
n.

c.1770, from percipient + -ence.
adj.

1690s, from Latin percipientem, present participle of percipere (see perceive). Earlier in English as a noun, “one who perceives” (1660s).

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