appreciable

[ uh-pree-shee-uh-buh l, -shuh-buh l ]
/ əˈpri ʃi ə bəl, -ʃə bəl /

adjective

sufficient to be readily perceived or estimated; considerable: There is an appreciable difference between socialism and communism.

Nearby words

  1. appositive,
  2. appraisal,
  3. appraisal drilling,
  4. appraise,
  5. appraiser,
  6. appreciate,
  7. appreciation,
  8. appreciative,
  9. appreciatory,
  10. apprehend

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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British Dictionary definitions for appreciable

appreciable

/ (əˈpriːʃɪəbəl, -ʃəbəl) /

adjective

sufficient to be easily seen, measured, or noticed
Derived Formsappreciably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for appreciable

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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