- sufficient to be readily perceived or estimated; considerable: There is an appreciable difference between socialism and communism.
Origin of appreciable
Examples from the Web for appreciable
Maybe that was because I was beginning to pick up an appreciable income outside the office, and thus felt rich.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
The tenor of the divorce had no appreciable effect on marital outcomes for males.Nasty Divorces’ Silver Lining?
May 19, 2012
Did she have any appreciable influence on him, and thus on history?New Biography Explores the Life and Myth of Eva Braun
November 10, 2011
But that had no appreciable effect on military performance until the top leadership itself began to waver and retreat.The Decade's First Revolution?
January 2, 2010
The Leopard Woman hesitated the least appreciable portion of a second.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
There followed an appreciable pause, then two quick flashes.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
And they have been increasing in power and precision at an appreciable rate.The Issahar Artifacts
Jesse Franklin Bone
I have seen it lower, but after forty below the difference is not appreciable.A Negro Explorer at the North Pole
Matthew A. Henson
They are not found to any appreciable extent in food plants.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value
- sufficient to be easily seen, measured, or noticed
Word Origin and History for appreciable
1818 (mid-15c. in sense "worthy"); from French appréciable and directly from Medieval Latin appretiabilis, from Late Latin appretiare (see appreciate). Related: Appreciably.