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perception

Pronunciation: /pərˈsepʃən; pəˈsepʃən/

Translation of perception in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable [Psychology/Psicología] 1.1 (faculty) percepción (feminine) sense perception percepción sensorial
    Example sentences
    • Sharpen visual perception and increase ability to estimate accurately.
    • It is wise to never under-estimate human perception and the ability of the person on the end of the line to sense attitudes.
    • One such front involves the extension of human visual perception beyond visible wavelengths.
    1.2 (act) percepción (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • It sometimes seems that all that is required to produce a durable long-term memory is perception of a meaningful stimulus event.
    • Having a working model of the brain, or even the incredibly complex neocortex, should help researchers understand processes like thought, perception and memory.
    • Cognitive psychologists have abandoned their exclusive focus on reasoning, perception, and memory, and are rediscovering the importance of affective processes.
  • 2 countable/numerable (idea) idea (feminine); (image) imagen (feminine) people's perceptions of class differences la idea que la gente tiene de las diferencias sociales the perception of the President as … la imagen del Presidente como … it is my perception that … tengo la impresión de que …
    Example sentences
    • It is important that they not be judgmental of the victim and understand that individual perception and interpretation determine sexual harassment.
    • And that is what stands out most to me in regards to the public perception of magick.
    • In my judgment it is legitimate to have regard to public perception when considering the characteristics of a penal system.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (insight) perspicacia (feminine), agudeza (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The second is the use of the eyes not just to see in the normal sense, but to gain insight, discernment, perception and precognition.
    • The benefit of employing the collective perception and insight of these leaders is already apparent.
    • You won't read this for the prose, the insight or the critical perception, but it's the fan book for fans who prefer lies, gossip and rumours to mundane day-to-day truth.

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