- capable of being understood.
Origin of apprehensible
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Examples from the Web for apprehensible
Let us retrace, but in such a form as to be apprehensible by all readers.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)
Thomas De Quincey
Indeed in some cases the sense of the passage is not apprehensible.Concord Days
A. Bronson Alcott
Inapprehensible, in-ap-pre-hen′si-bl, adj. not apprehensible or intelligible.
Discoverable only by reason, natural laws are immutable and universal, apprehensible by all men.Benjamin Franklin
Frank Luther Mott
Any time consists of parts which are themselves times, and is apprehensible only as following upon preceding times.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'
Norman Kemp Smith
- capable of being comprehended or grasped mentally
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Word Origin and History for apprehensible
late 15c., from Latin apprehensibilis "that can be seized," from apprehens-, past participle stem of apprehendere (see apprehend).
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