noun /ˈpəːsɛpt/
a) Something perceived; the object of perception.

Whether it might not, in like manner, be proper to introduce the term percept for the object of perception, I shall not at present inquire.

b) A perceived object as it exists in the mind of someone perceiving it; the mental impression that is the result of perceiving something.

I see an inkstand on the table: that is a percept. Moving my head, I get a different percept of the inkstand.

See Also: perception, perceive

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