- The act of perceiving; cognizance by the senses or
intellect; apperhension by the bodily organs, or by the mind, of what
is presented to them; discernment; apperhension; cognition. - The faculty of perceiving; the faculty, or peculiar
part, of man's constitution by which he has knowledge through the
medium or instrumentality of the bodily organs; the act of apperhending
material objects or qualities through the senses; -- distinguished from
conception. - The quality, state, or capability, of being affected by
something external; sensation; sensibility. - An idea; a notion.