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noun perception pronunciation in British English /pə(r)ˈsepʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
    perception that:

    There is a perception that management only wants to cut costs.

    perception of:

    The public’s perception of him is slowly changing.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the ability to notice something by seeing, hearing, smelling etc

    visual perception


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