[ uh-pree-shee-uh-buhl, -shuh-buhl ]
/ əˈpri ʃi ə bəl, -ʃə bəl /
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sufficient to be readily perceived or estimated; considerable: There is an appreciable difference between socialism and communism.
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Origin of appreciable
First recorded in 1810–20; appreci(ate) + -able
OTHER WORDS FROM appreciableap·pre·ci·a·bly, adverbun·ap·pre·ci·a·ble, adjectiveun·ap·pre·ci·a·bly, adverb
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How to use appreciable in a sentence
Worries about a last ditch Nazi stand in the Alps had mounted appreciably over the final year of the war.On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters|Dr. Kevin C. Ruffner|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(LOC 2055-2063) Will our grid be appreciably smarter in 2013 than it was in 2008?David's Bookclub: The New New Deal|David Frum|December 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As to Schubert, I think Chopin knew too little of his music to be appreciably influenced by him.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
This gives a certain solidity to the net-like fabric and yet does not add appreciably to its weight.Armour & Weapons|Charles John Ffoulkes
Timber shrinks considerably in the width, but not appreciably in the length.
These substances evaporate rapidly and do not appreciably injure the vestiture of the insects.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects|C. V. Riley
A million years ago our earth doubtless contained appreciably more heat than it does at present.Time and Tide|Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball
British Dictionary definitions for appreciable
/ (əˈpriːʃɪəbəl, -ʃəbəl) /
sufficient to be easily seen, measured, or noticed
Derived forms of appreciableappreciably, adverb
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