[ ap-ri-hen-suh-buhl ]
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  1. capable of being understood.

Origin of apprehensible

1625–35; <Late Latin apprehēnsibilis<Latin apprehēns(us) grasped (past participle of apprehendere), equivalent to apprehend- (see apprehend) + -t(us) past participle suffix + -ibilis-ible

Other words from apprehensible

  • ap·pre·hen·si·bil·i·ty, noun
  • ap·pre·hen·si·bly, adverb
  • non·ap·pre·hen·si·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·ap·pre·hen·si·ble, adjective
  • un·ap·pre·hen·si·ble, adjective

Words Nearby apprehensible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use apprehensible in a sentence

  • He was beyond that state in which any difference was apprehensible between one thing and another.

  • Many of the exhibitors showed great skill in making their methods apprehensible to the stranger.

    The Teacher | George Herbert Palmer
  • Do we ever apprehend objects by the light of God without apprehending the light which renders them apprehensible?

  • After all, a synthesis is what you want: it is the case you have to judge brought to an apprehensible issue for you.

    Preface to Androcles and the Lion | George Bernard Shaw
  • Phenomena are immediately apprehensible; the cause is not so.

    Modern Skepticism | C. J. Ellicott

British Dictionary definitions for apprehensible


/ (ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪbəl) /

  1. capable of being comprehended or grasped mentally

Derived forms of apprehensible

  • apprehensibility, noun
  • apprehensibly, adverb

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