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1    the act or the effect of perceiving  
2    insight or intuition gained by perceiving  
3    the ability or capacity to perceive  
4    way of perceiving; awareness or consciousness; view  
advertising affects the customer's perception of a product     
5    the process by which an organism detects and interprets information from the external world by means of the sensory receptors  
6      (Law)   the collection, receipt, or taking into possession of rents, crops, etc.  
     (C15: from Latin perceptio comprehension; see perceive)  
  perceptional      adj  

extrasensory perception  
      n   the supposed ability of certain individuals to obtain information about the environment without the use of normal sensory channels,   (Also called)    cryptaesthesia      See also       clairvoyance       1       telepathy     (Abbrev.)    ESP  
subliminal perception  
      n     (Psychol)   perception of or reaction to a stimulus that occurs without awareness or consciousness,   (Also called)    subception  
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apprehension, awareness, conception, consciousness, discernment, feeling, grasp, idea, impression, insight, notion, observation, recognition, sensation, sense, taste, understanding  

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the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist
considering the moon to have human features
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