Definition of Percipient

1. Noun. A person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses.




2. Adjective. Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving. "A percipient author"
Exact synonyms: Clear
Similar to: Discerning
Derivative terms: Clearness, Perceive

Definition of Percipient

1. a. Having the faculty of perception; perceiving; as, a percipient being.

Definition of Percipient

1. Adjective. Having the ability to perceive, especially to perceive quickly. ¹

2. Adjective. (psychology education dated) Perceiving events only in the moment, without reflection, as a very young child. ¹

3. Noun. (philosophy psychology) One who perceives something. ¹

4. Noun. (parapsychology) One who has perceived a paranormal event. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Percipient

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Literary usage of Percipient

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1. The Discourse on the All-Embracing Net of Views: The Brahmajala Sutta and by Gautama Buddha, Bodhi, Bhikkhu Bodhi (1992)
"The doctrines of non-percipient immortality and also those of neither percipient nor non-percipient immortality should be understood in terms of the first ..."

2. A History of Greek Philosophy from the Earliest Period to the Time of Socrates by Eduard Zeller (1881)
"... in and for itself, but only for the percipient subject ; ' the object, however, will naturally present itself differently to the percipient subject, ..."

3. The Theological and Literary Journal (1854)
"personal being, distinct from the human intelligence that perceives him: for if the percipient reason, or the act of intuition, and the Absolute, ..."

4. Subjective Concepts of Humans: Source of Spiritistic Manifestations by John J. Donnelly (1922)
"And it is found that while the percipient is in this state the most ... From the fact that the percipient usually succeeds in getting the idea or sensation ..."

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