Definition of percipient adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pəˈsɪpiənt//
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈsɪpiənt//
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having or showing the ability to understand things, especially things that are not obvious synonym perceptive percipient comments She was a percipient interpreter of the public mood. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin percipient- ‘seizing, understanding’, from the verb percipere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: percipient