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Pronunciation: ap′er-sep′shŭn


  1. The final stage of attentive perception in which something is clearly apprehended and thus is relatively prominent in awareness; the full apprehension of any psychic content.
  2. The process of referring the perception of ideas to one's own personality.

[L. ad, to, + per- cipio, pp. -ceptus, to take wholly, perceive]

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