EtymologyFrom percipient, itself from the percipiens, the past participle of percipere 'to perceive'
- The state or condition of being highly perceptive, as if in an
almost hypnotic or
- 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.''