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perceiver

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n perceiver a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Julius Caesar, Martin Luther and Jonathan Swift all suffered from Ménièr's disease. It is a disorder of the hearing and balance senses causing hissing, roaring or whistling sounds to be perceived.
    • n Perceiver One who perceives (in any of the senses of the verb).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A few species of monkeys and apes see the full spectrum of color, as well as some birds and possibly fish. Most animals, however, perceive the world in shades of gray, including the bull. A bull who charges a bright red cape is charging because of the movement of the cape, not the color.
    • n perceiver One who perceives, feels, or observes.
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Quotations

  • Ken Blanchard
    Ken Blanchard
    “For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio.”
  • Helen Schucman
    Helen Schucman
    “Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity”
  • Henri L. Bergson
    Henri L. Bergson
    “To perceive means to immobilize... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.”
  • M. Shawn Cole
    M. Shawn Cole
    “You are only as wise as others perceive you to be.”
  • Michael J. Gelb
    Michael J. Gelb
    “... by stretching yourself beyond your perceived level of confidence you accelerate your development of competence.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas%20Fuller
    “Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.”

Usage

In literature:

Arthur did not, however, seem to perceive his father; and was about to pass him, when Mr. Beaufort laid his hand on his arm.
"Night and Morning, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I now perceive that you told me the truth when you said I was not blinded by love, but by foolish pride.
"Philothea" by Lydia Maria Child
When they had entered into it they perceived, a great way off, a castle built up upon the rocks.
"The Story of the Champions of the Round Table" by Howard Pyle
THUS THE WIFE RECEIVES IN HERSELF THE IMAGE OF HER HUSBAND, AND THENCE PERCEIVES, SEES, AND IS SENSIBLE OF, HIS AFFECTIONS.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
Doctor Wilson came in at this period, and immediately perceived that all was over.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
In my return, I perceived many wild birds, and was terrified by some seals which made off to sea.
"The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)" by Daniel Defoe
Corporal Van Spitter perceiving this, went up to him again.
"Snarleyyow" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The smugglers from far out at sea perceived the gibbets.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
She was wearing the Chinese garment of the morning, but he perceived that she had done something to it.
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
She perceived the inconsistency; she perceived it with painful clearness.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
Three miles further we perceived a more promising line of trees and smoke arising from them also.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
So she rattled on, hoping that her father would not perceive the inference.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
In doubling the northern point of the bay, I perceived the Mexican schooner and many boats, pretty far at sea.
"Monsieur Violet" by Frederick Marryat
Isn't it amazing that that foolish old man has never perceived it?
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
All at once I perceived, certainly within a hundred feet of where I was, a flight of steps.
"The Chase of the Ruby" by Richard Marsh
Shortly after, the crone perceived Pinkel as he was rowing in his little boat.
"The Fairy Ring" by Various
Then perceived that there was no one there.
"Under One Flag" by Richard Marsh
I am afraid that his aunt perceived the movement of his eyelid.
"The Twickenham Peerage" by Richard Marsh
Mr. and Mrs. Rayner soon perceived the ample form of their hostess.
"A Bottle in the Smoke" by Milne Rae
Miss Margland, perceiving this, bridled resentfully, and again talked on with Camilla; till another exclamation interrupted them.
"Camilla" by Fanny Burney
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In poetry:

So thus did both those nobles die,
Whose courage none could stain.
An English archer then perceived
The noble Earl was slain;
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
So thus did both these nobles dye,
Whose courage none could staine;
An English archer then perceiv'd
The noble erle was slaine.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
"Not yet distinctly I perceive
Amid the crew his well-known form,
But still his safety I believe,
I know he has escap'd the storm.
"The Mother" by Matilda Betham
And I was mute — not wildly grieved,
But tenderly distressed — because
In that first line my soul perceived
How very dear she was.
"A Sign" by John Joy Bell
Quoth HUDIBRAS, I now perceive
You are no conj'rer, by your leave;
That paultry story is untrue,
And forg'd to cheat such gulls as you.
"Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto III" by Samuel Butler
There was a cradling lent us here,
To cheer our lot,
It was a cherub in disguise,
But yet our dim and earth-bow'd eyes
Perceiv'd it not.
"Martha Agnes Bonner," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney

In news:

When a town of 1,145 people invites 10,000 guests over for the weekend, it could be perceived as hubris run amok.
Vanderbilt University researchers look at how consumers perceive price-quality relationship.
The "global war on terrorism" promotes a mood of comprehension in the absence of perceived particulars, and that is a mood in which euphemisms may comfortably take shelter.
Errors in perceiving, remembering, and thinking.
Three in four (74 percent) active duty US Army leaders perceive their service is not headed in the right direction, according to an independent Army-wide survey.
Yet those same people might abandon all their concerns when it comes to the perceived safety of their children.
They say perception is everything, and I "perceive" some of the public works projects around here are out of whack .
Are We Changing How We Perceive Major Events.
The current meme you see online are the 'How People Perceive .
Perceived time pressures make it difficult to complete tasks.
The Pivotal Role of Perceived Scientific Consensus.
In the meantime, wouldn't it be nice someday to have a redistricting map that is based on practical geography and demographics rather than perceived political advantage.
Understanding psychoacoustics, how we perceive sound, can lead to better sound system designs as well as creative sound design.
Maybe you better get one fast or else you could be perceived as someone who has something to hide.
Alaska educator among those speaking out against perceived pressure from union leaders.
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In science:

In some sense, the problem is difficult only if P is symmetric with respect to the data which the agent is able to perceive.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
This remains true even if the agent can additionally decide which vertices, among those currently visible, are neighbors on the boundary (i.e., the agent can perceive the combinatorial visibility vector, cf.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
As the agent is moving along arcs of Gvis, and as all the data it can perceive is encoded in the labeling of Gvis (the knowledge of n can be encoded easily), we can forget about the underlying polygon P for a while.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
This means that all of the above carries over to the exploration of visibility graphs, provided that the data that the agent is able to perceive can be encoded in an arc-labeling of the directed visibility graph Gvis .
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
We assume Gvis to be directed and labeled according to the data the agent can perceive, as described before.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
An way of avoiding this difficulty is to equip the agent with an additional sensor which perceives the label of the arc that leads back to the agent’s previous location (cf.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
If the previous move of the agent was from vi to vj, the look-back sensor (Section 4.3) returns the index of the edge (vj, vi ) in the ordered list of edges that the agent perceives at vj (cf.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
Section 5) and the capability to perceive the combinatorial visibility vector of a vertex (cf.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
While the sensing model introduced in Section 2 is very simple and hence inherently robust, it requires that all visible vertices can be perceived.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
Komuravelli and Mihalák considered a faulty scenario in which it can happen that the agent perceives two distant vertices as a single virtual vertex (think of vertices that appear very close to each other).
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
Of course, we need to extend the sensing model of the agent to make it aware of the points first: At any vertex the agent now perceives the list of visible points and vertices ordered in counterclockwise order, rather than visible vertices only.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
NS is the number of single codewords, and NP is the expected number of codewords that the BS perceives, i.e., NP accounts for all single, collision and phantom codewords, where NP ≤ Ae .
Code-Expanded Random Access for Machine-Type Communications
Each state is characterized by a cardinality, which is the cardinality of the set of codewords perceived by the BS that is created by the given configuration.
Code-Expanded Random Access for Machine-Type Communications
Using this model, NP can be assessed as the average cardinality of the set of the codewords perceived after N − 1 transitions of MC, averaged over the probability distribution of the MC states after N −1 transitions.
Code-Expanded Random Access for Machine-Type Communications
BS perceiving a state configuration given by the i-th state after the N -th user has chosen his codeword.
Code-Expanded Random Access for Machine-Type Communications
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