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Pronunciation: per'sept


  1. That which is perceived; the complete mental image, formed by the process of perception, of an object or idea.
  2. In clinical psychology, a single unit of perceptual report, such as one of the responses to an inkblot in the Rorschach test.

[L. perceptum, a thing perceived]

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