appreciable

[uh-pree-shee-uh-buh l, -shuh-buh l]
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  1. sufficient to be readily perceived or estimated; considerable: There is an appreciable difference between socialism and communism.

Origin of appreciable

First recorded in 1810–20; appreci(ate) + -able
Related formsap·pre·ci·a·bly, adverbun·ap·pre·ci·a·ble, adjectiveun·ap·pre·ci·a·bly, adverb
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appreciable

adjective
  1. sufficient to be easily seen, measured, or noticed
Derived Formsappreciably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for appreciable
adj.

1818 (mid-15c. in sense "worthy"); from French appréciable and directly from Medieval Latin appretiabilis, from Late Latin appretiare (see appreciate). Related: Appreciably.

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