The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun percipient:
On this page:
Definition of the noun percipient
What does percipient mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: percipients
- a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonyms of percipient: beholder / observer / perceiver
- more generic words: individual / mortal / person / somebody / someone / soul = a human being
- more specific terms:
- eyeglass wearer = a person who wears spectacles in order to see better
- discoverer / spotter / finder = someone who is the first to observe something
- attender / listener / auditor / hearer = someone who listens attentively
- audile = one whose mental imagery is auditory rather than visual or motor
- motile = one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
- noticer = someone who takes notice
- seer = an observer who perceives visually
- spectator / watcher / witness / looker / viewer = a close observer
- visualiser / visualizer = one whose prevailing mental imagery is visual
- informant / witnesser / witness = someone who sees an event and reports what happened
Alternative definition of the noun percipient
- [philosophy, psychology] One who perceives something.
- [parapsychology] One who has perceived a paranormal event.
Definition of the adjective percipient
What does percipient mean as an attribute of a noun?
- characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
Alternative definition of the adjective percipient
- Having the ability to perceive, especially to perceive quickly.
- [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
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
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 ...
by Adrian Room
peninsular see peninsula perceptive/percipient/perspicacious/perspicuous A perceptive person...
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 ...
The 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,
The 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 ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for percipient
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Video about percipient
Video shows what percipient means. Having the ability to perceive, especially to perceive quickly.. Perceiving events only in the moment, without reflection, as a ...
Scrabble value of P3E1R1C3I1P3I1E1N1T1
The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine