- capable of being perceived; recognizable; appreciable: a perceptible change in his behavior.
Origin of perceptible
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- able to be perceived; noticeable or recognizable
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Word Origin and History for unperceptible
early 15c., "perceptive," from Late Latin perceptibilis "perceptible," from Latin percept-, past participle stem of percipere (see perceive). Meaning "capable of being perceived" is from c.1600. Related: Perceptibly; perceptibility.
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