(Of a person) having a good understanding of things; perceptive: he is a percipient interpreter of the public mood
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- For years your columnist has been the smartest and most percipient commentator on matters political and was always ahead of the posse.
- Always inclined to hypochondria, the valedictory volume of his diaries catalogues his decline with percipient accuracy.
- The ontological principle of sociality is a fundamentally evolutionary concept that describes reality as a process in which percipient events adjust to new situations and adapt themselves to a variety of consentient sets.
(Especially in philosophy or with reference to psychic phenomena) a person who is able to perceive things.
- Results indicated that one of the percipients ' reports should be evaluated with special caution.
- The experimenter identified problems in visualization protocols, so percipients were instructed to formalize their visualization techniques amongst themselves.
- This instruction was necessary as some percipients seemed to have deployed protocols that may have encouraged retrocognition and precognition rather than real-time remote viewing.
Mid 17th century: from Latin percipient- 'seizing, understanding', from the verb percipere.
Words that rhyme with percipientimpercipient, incipient, recipient
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