from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The object of perception.
- n. A mental impression of something perceived by the senses, viewed as the basic component in the formation of concepts; a sense datum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is perceived.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The immediate object in perception, in the sense in which that word is used by modern psychologists.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
From Latin perceptum, neuter past participle of percipere, to perceive; see perceive.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin perceptum, neuter of perceptus ("perceived"), past participle of percipere ("to perceive"); see perceive. (Wiktionary)