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1. To become aware of directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing.
2. To achieve understanding of; apprehend.

per·ceiv′a·ble adj.
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With negative expectations, perceivers worry about the target's next course of actions and try to protect themselves from potential risk and vulnerability.
Ultimately, chaos in this case operates as a metaphor for the incomprehensibility, despair, and anxiety of mourning; a confusion of perceiver and percept confirms the inability of the mourner to achieve emotional closure.
The capacity of the artist to understand intersubjectively the position of the perceiver helps him/her in the "translation" of concepts and the materialization of the work: "how the work alters a given site is the issue, not the persona of the author.
They reason that the degree to which the presentation of the rhetorical question deviates from expectations influences where message perceivers direct their attention.
The first difference is due to the inherent characteristics of the perceiver and more particularly to the physiology of his sensory organs.
08 Unknown 70 -- TABLE 5 CAUSES OF DEATH AND RELATIONSHIP TO THE PERCEIVER Disease Violent Relatives 127 (82%) 28 (18%) Friends 20 (77%) 6 (23%) Coworkers 4 (54%) 5 (56%) Acquaintances 22 (54%) 19 (46%) Strangers 14 (39%) 22 (61%) [chi square] = 35.
Instead, it creates distance between the place of the perceiver and the place of the object.
Interestingly enough, neither in Gibson's nor in Cadigan's works discussed here are AIs the focalizers, the perceivers describing the events; they are always at the receiving end, the objects of the perceiving human subjects.
Some view the author's frequent tense changes as attempts to establish the main character as both perceiver and artist.
Calvinism is based on the idea that experience itself has a revelatory quality, and that the mind is the locus of revelation, since it is the mind of the perceiver.
Music flows from the composer--his conceptions and improvisations--to its representation in a score, to the sounds when the score is realized by the performer, to the perceiver.
Whether or not a business deal is perceived to be good or bad largely depends upon the eyes of the perceiver.