• WordNet 3.6
    • n apperception the process whereby perceived qualities of an object are related to past experience
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Apperception (Metaph) The mind's perception of itself as the subject or actor in its own states; perception that reflects upon itself; sometimes, intensified or energetic perception. "This feeling has been called by philosophers the apperception or consciousness of our own existence."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n apperception That act of the mind by which it becomes conscious of its ideas as its own; perception (which see) with the added consciousness that it is “I” who perceive.
    • n apperception Hence, by a slight modification
    • n apperception With Kant and most English writers, an act of voluntary consciousness, accompanied with self-consciousness: especially in the phrase pure apperception.
    • n apperception In the psychology of Herbart (1776–1841), the coalescence of the remainder of a new isolated idea with an older one, by a modification of one or the other.
    • n apperception Apprehension; recognition.
    • n apperception In Wundt's psychology, the process whereby a perception or idea attains to clearness in consciousness; also, the introspective contents of this process, that is, the clear idea itself and the changes resulting in consciousness from the induction of the attentive state.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Apperception ap-er-sep′shun the mind's perception of itself as a conscious agent: an act of voluntary consciousness, accompanied with self-consciousness.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. ad-, + perception,: cf. F. apperception,


In literature:

Beauty of form seems to be a question of facility of apperception.
"The Theory of the Leisure Class" by Thorstein Veblen
Unity of Apperception of the Conceptions contained therein.
"The Critique of Pure Reason" by Immanuel Kant
In order to do this, these factors must be considered: First, the principle of apperception must be recognized.
"How to Teach" by George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
The argument is based, as will be seen, upon the unity of apperception and of judgement.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
In this way the unity of apperception seems to light up at first nothing but disunion.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
There is not only perception of him, but what the pedagogical people call apperception.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
The "a priori unity of apperception" is an unreality compared with this reality.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
Apperception, Importance of, 16.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
We can respond only with those forms of apperception which we already are accustomed to.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
What is meant by the phrases "apperception mass," "universes of discourse," and "definitions of the situations"?
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park

In poetry:

Poet,oracle and wit
Like unsuccessful anglers by
Th ponds of apperception sit,
Baiting with the wrong request
The vectors of their interest;
At nightfall tell the angler's lie.
"The Waters" by W H Auden

In science:

Hence, if this difference is not directly apperceptible the result of the preceding section remains valid without modification.
Translation of "Die Messung quantenmechanischer Operatoren" by E.P.~Wigner