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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun percipient:


Definition of the noun percipient

What does percipient mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: percipients

  1. a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

Alternative definition of the noun percipient


  1. [philosophy, psychology] One who perceives something.
  2. [parapsychology] One who has perceived a paranormal event.

Definition of the adjective percipient

What does percipient mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
    • example: a percipient author
    • synonym of percipient: clear
    • similar: discerning

Alternative definition of the adjective percipient


  1. Having the ability to perceive, especially to perceive quickly.
  2. [psychology, education, dated] Perceiving events only in the moment, without reflection, as a very young child.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for percipient

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Google previewA dictionary of philosophy in the words of philosophers (1887)

by J. Radford Thomson

The soul is in a certain way all existent things, for all of them are either perceivables or cogitables; and the cogitant soul is in a certain way the matters cogitated, while the percipient soul is in a certain way the matters perceived.' The percipient ...

Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2013)

by Adrian Room

peninsular see peninsula perceptive/percipient/perspicacious/perspicuous A perceptive person...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1823)

PERCIPIENT, adj. [percipiens, Lat.]. Perceiving; having the power of perception. —No article of religion hath credibility enough for them ; yet these cauticus and quickfighted gentiemen can wink and swallow this sottish opinion about precipient ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Ray Corsini

®percipient, ̄. or (c) looks at a target object in telepathy, clairvoyance, or both. 4. In individual psychotherapy, a therapist who helps a patient gain self- understanding. 5. In group therapy,

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm

Whitehead's percipient event, taking note of physically, is also a perceiving event, taking note of psychically. But of course the psycho~organism, as perceiving centre, is that very complexly integrated system of such psychical events which we ...

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Percipient Meaning

Video shows what percipient means. Having the ability to perceive, especially to perceive quickly.. Perceiving events only in the moment, without reflection, as a ...

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The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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