- 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 appreciably
(LOC 2055-2063) Will our grid be appreciably smarter in 2013 than it was in 2008?David's Bookclub: The New New Deal
December 1, 2012
In fact, they are appreciably warmer than when they were first brought in.Spawn of the Comet
Harold Thompson Rich
Pure water does not appreciably conduct the electric current.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
Yet only one ankle-joint was appreciably the worse for this terrific experience.Preventable Diseases
They cannot appreciably perturb either the planets they approach or each other.Pioneers of Science
The lives of several of them were appreciably modified by this meeting.The Golden House
Charles Dudley Warner
- sufficient to be easily seen, measured, or noticed
Word Origin and History for appreciably
1818 (mid-15c. in sense "worthy"); from French appréciable and directly from Medieval Latin appretiabilis, from Late Latin appretiare (see appreciate). Related: Appreciably.