perception-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: A conceptual formulation; a way of conceiving something.

Commentary: PERCEPTION[+representation]

Luther had a new perception of the Bible.
The man is admired for his depth of perception.
Finding one's own perception can be difficult.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4

Sense Number 2: The cognitive process of becoming aware of something via senses or intuition.

Commentary: PERCEPTION[+event]

Perception is a cognitive process.
The power of perception is not uniquely human.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5