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Definition of perception:

  1. An idea; a notion.
  2. The act of perceiving; cognizance by the senses or intellect; apperhension by the bodily organs, or by the mind, of what is presented to them; discernment; apperhension; cognition.
  3. The faculty of perceiving; the faculty, or peculiar part, of man's constitution by which he has knowledge through the medium or instrumentality of the bodily organs; the act of apperhending material objects or qualities through the senses; -- distinguished from conception.
  4. The quality, state, or capability, of being affected by something external; sensation; sensibility.

Synonyms:

grip, cognition, study, framework, learning, wisdom, brilliance, perceive, keen, recognition, mindset, sagacity, perspective, experience, apprehension, detection, clarity, acute, light, perceptiveness, attitude, intuition, percipience, perceptivity, perspicacity, common sense, percept, intellect, sensing, kinaesthetic, perceptual experience, comprehension, view, assault, acumen, judgment, lore, reason, information, logic, intelligence, insight, sapience, grasp, science, attention, acquaintance, understanding, knowledge, pragmatism, sageness, school of thought, sagaciousness, erudition, assail, sense, scholarship, mind, hold, approach, appreciation, distinguish.

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