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(pĕr-sep′shŏn )

[L. perceptio, taking, receiving]

1. Awareness of objects; consciousness.
2. Observing or receiving sensory information.
3. The elaboration of a sensory impression; the ideational association modifying, defining, and usually completing the primary impression or stimulus. Vague or inadequate association occurs in confused and depressed states.

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