1. a) the act of perceiving or the ability to perceive; mental grasp of objects, qualities, etc. by means of the senses; awareness; comprehension b) insight or intuition, or the faculty for these

2. the understanding, knowledge, etc. got by perceiving, or a specific idea, concept, impression, etc. so formed

3. a distinct vision directly resulting from a clearly conceived and well-executed design in a cohesive union with carefully chosen words.