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From percipient, itself from the percipiens, the past participle of percipere 'to perceive'



  1. perception
  2. The state or condition of being highly perceptive, as if in an almost hypnotic or telepathic state.
    1891 She lay in a state of percipience without volition, and the rustle of the straw and the cutting of the ears by the others had the weight of bodily touches. — Thomas Hardy, ''Tess of the d'Urbervilles.''


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