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There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
Ansel Adams

Meaning of "perceptive" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PERCEPTIVE

perceptive  [pəˈsɛptɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERCEPTIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Perceptive is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PERCEPTIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of perceptive in the English dictionary

The first definition of perceptive in the dictionary is quick at perceiving; observant. Other definition of perceptive is perceptual. Perceptive is also able to perceive.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PERCEPTIVE


acceptive
ækˈsɛptɪv
apperceptive
ˌæpəˈsɛptɪv
chemoreceptive
ˌkiːməʊrɪˈsɛptɪv
conceptive
kənˈsɛptɪv
contraceptive
ˌkɒntrəˈsɛptɪv
deceptive
dɪˈsɛptɪv
exceptive
ɪkˈsɛptɪv
imperceptive
ˌɪmpəˈsɛptɪv
inceptive
ɪnˈsɛptɪv
insusceptive
ˌɪnsəˈsɛptɪv
interceptive
ˌɪntəˈsɛptɪv
interoceptive
ˌɪntərəʊˈsɛptɪv
irreceptive
ɪrɪˈsɛptɪv
nociceptive
ˌnəʊsɪˈsɛptɪv
photoreceptive
ˌfəʊtəʊrɪˈsɛptɪv
preceptive
prɪˈsɛptɪv
proprioceptive
ˌprəʊprɪəˈsɛptɪv
receptive
rɪˈsɛptɪv
self-deceptive
ˌsɛlfdɪˈsɛptɪv
susceptive
səˈsɛptɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERCEPTIVE

perceiver
percentage
percentage distribution
percentage point
percental
percentile
percentile ranking
percept
perceptibility
perceptible
perceptibly
perception
perceptional
perceptively
perceptiveness
perceptivity
perceptual
perceptual defence
perceptual mapping
perceptually

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERCEPTIVE

absorptive
active
adaptive
adoptive
adsorptive
assumptive
captive
consumptive
corruptive
descriptive
disruptive
eruptive
exemptive
interruptive
maladaptive
pre-emptive
prescriptive
presumptive
redemptive
sorptive
unreceptive

Synonyms and antonyms of perceptive in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PERCEPTIVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «perceptive» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of perceptive

Translation of «perceptive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERCEPTIVE

Find out the translation of perceptive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of perceptive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «perceptive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

有洞察力的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

perspicaz
570 millions of speakers

English

perceptive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बोधगम्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الادراك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

проницательный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perceptivo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুভবক্ষম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

perspicace
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Persepsi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aufmerksam
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

理解力の鋭い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

통찰력이 있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Perceptive
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc về trí giác
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பகுத்தறியும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ज्ञानेंद्रियांत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

algısal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

perspicace
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spostrzegawczy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

проникливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

perceptiv
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οξυδερκής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oplettendheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

perceptiva
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

observant
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of perceptive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERCEPTIVE»

The term «perceptive» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.521 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PERCEPTIVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about perceptive

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10 QUOTES WITH «PERCEPTIVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word perceptive.
1
Ansel Adams
There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
2
Samuel Alexander
The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception.
3
Natalie Babbitt
I write for children because I am interested in fantasy and the possibilities for experience of all kinds before the time of compromise. I believe that children are far more perceptive and wise than American books give them credit for being.
4
Madhur Bhandarkar
I am an emotional and fragile person. I observe life, I am perceptive and can read a person's body language. I have a strong journalistic streak in me, and had I not been a filmmaker, I would have become a film journalist. I have combined my perceptive and journalistic traits to create my own brand of cinema.
5
George Boole
To unfold the secret laws and relations of those high faculties of thought by which all beyond the merely perceptive knowledge of the world and of ourselves is attained or matured, is a object which does not stand in need of commendation to a rational mind.
6
Laura Bush
But we talk about issues, we talk about people, we talk about personalities. George is a very good reader of people, and he's very perceptive about people, and you know, that's fine.
7
Robert Creeley
There are a lot of editorials that have nothing to do with anything like that. But I was just thinking of that sense of prose as being very responsible and perceptive, thoughtful, intimate, and contriving a quote statement.
8
Naomie Harris
Be open and honest, but perceptive to your boss's situation. That's my advice to graduates worried about working with a new boss.
9
Karen Hesse
From the time I was ten, I thought of myself as 'good with words,' thanks to a perceptive and supportive fifth grade teacher.
10
John Hodgman
My biggest superhero of writing is Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine fabulist. He's an amazingly perceptive writer, but also willing to make a joke.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERCEPTIVE»

Discover the use of perceptive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to perceptive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to Perceptive ...
Easy to read, easy to teach, The Enjoyment of Music has been the most trusted introduction to music for over five decades.
Kristine Karen Forney, Joseph Machlis, 2010
2
Personal Power Books: Perceptive Power Or the Art of Observation
" In other words, these books describe the methods to attaining control and power in your own life, whether it be financial, physical, mental, or emotional--certainly a worthy goal for any individual.
William Walker Atkinson, Edward E. Beals, 2010
3
Discerning Perceptive: Spiritually Revealing Insights With ...
The story of my birth is similar to my life's story.
Sister Glory G. Thompson, 2011
4
Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child ...
Raising Your Spirited Child will help you: Understand your child's—and your own—temperamental traits Plan for success with a simple four-step program Discover the power of positive—rather than negative—labels Cope with tantrums and ...
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, 2009
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The Perceptive Process: a Introductory Guide to Literary ...
the U.S. is significant because it is a reminder that the encroachment of the "white " pioneers on Native American lands had by then included most of the country, resulting in ever-increasing power for the Anglo-American settlers and ...
6
Influence of Aural Training in Music on the Perceptive ...
1 Introduction The present study shall investigate in how far human perceptive abilities in foreign languages can be enhanced by non-theory based aural training in music. It is hypothesised that a music intervention of the type described below ...
Friederike Flottmann, 2010
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Alexandrew Lee, 2013
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Speculations on the Perceptive Power of Vegetables: ...
IN the speculations, concerning the perceptive power of vegetables, which were read before this Society last spring, I observed, that the motions of the sensitive plant'are not to be explained by the laws of electricity. For its leaves are alike ...
Thomas Percival, 1785
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What's Next?: A Perceptive Study of the End Times and ...
A composite picture is given in the last chapter. This is the author's thirteenth published work. Price: $8.95, Libraries & Wholesale Price -- $5.37.
C. E. Colton, 1995
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Visual Perception Part 2: Fundamentals of Awareness, ...
Comparison of perceptive field centers for photopic and scotopic vision, plotted as a function of retinal eccentricity. Data are from two observers. (Modified from Ransom-Hogg and Spillmann, 1980, with kind permission from Elsevier.) However ...
Susana Martinez-Conde, S. Macknik, Maria M. Martinez, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERCEPTIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term perceptive is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Hannibal Recap: Madness Is Waiting
... nods to the books and subsequent adaptations strewn about like Easter eggs for perceptive fans. But the most significant difference between ... «Vulture, Jul 15»
2
Disastrous Sea Level Rise Is an Issue for Today's Public -- Not Next …
The most perceptive comments in Kerr's interviews may have been, as was often the case, from our good old friend Steve Schneider: "All that ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
3
Robin Phillips, former head of Stratford Festival, dead at 73
... at Stratford during Phillips's tenure, said he was a perceptive man who inspired people with his infectious love of theatre and the wider world. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
4
Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos 4 & 5, review: 'a musical expression of …
... in which Karabits and the orchestra have so finely tuned their receptive and perceptive antennae to pick up the individual accent, the pungent ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
Jason Garrett On The Hot Seat? Why Are The Negative Takes Still …
... of his time as head coach is dismissed out of hand, despite the persistent efforts of some of our more vocal and perceptive members here. «Blogging The Boys, Jul 15»
6
Company Shares of Lexmark International, Inc. Drops by -25.93%
The Company is primarily managed along two segments: Imaging Solutions and Services (ISS) and Perceptive Software. The Company ... «Insider Trading Report, Jul 15»
7
New mysteries: 'Eeny Meeny,' 'Badlands'
In this thoughtful, perceptive novel about adoption, a happy couple finds out how dangerous it is to want to be happier still. Gabe and Adrienne ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
8
What's behind the Corbyn surge?
As one of the few exceptions to this view, Peter Oborne, acknowledged in a perceptive interview with the leader of Unite trade union, Len ... «Open Democracy, Jul 15»
9
Black & White combined the sublime with the stupid
And while you might encounter AI that's more aggressive or more perceptive if you alter the difficulty setting, their behaviour loops are always ... «Eurogamer.net, Jul 15»
10
Today at Fantasia
A few students were perceptive enough to make things that essentially doubled as music videos, but most of us just made movies that should ... «Cult MTL, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Perceptive [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/perceptive>. Jul 2020 ».
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