What does perception mean?

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Noun
  1. Organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information.
  2. Conscious understanding of something.
  3. Vision (ability)
  4. Acuity
  5. (cognition) That which is detected by the five senses; not necessarily understood (imagine looking through fog, trying to understand if you see a small dog or a cat); also that which is detected within consciousness as a thought, intuition, deduction, etc.
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His wide knowledge and the quickness of his perception made him an excellent conversationalist.
Part of the public outcry about journos is the perception that journos spindoctor their stories.
But, unfortunately, some parents seem to be oblivious to this perception and abandon such children to their fate.
He studied mathematical physics and acoustics producing a major study in 1862 which looked at musical theory and the perception of sound.
Authorities will most likely resist any deal which may create a perception that they've gone easy on a person convicted for drug trafficking.
And how does your perception of reality enlarge or constrict the life that calls you forward?

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