1. Conscious perception with full awareness.
2. The process of understanding by which newly observed qualities of an object are related to past experience or prior perceptions.
[New Latin apperceptiō, apperceptiōn- : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin perceptiō, perception; see PERCEPTION.]
ap′per·ceptive (-sĕptĭv) adj.
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