apprehensible

[ ap-ri-hen-suh-buh l ]
/ ˌæp rɪˈhɛn sə bəl /

adjective

capable of being understood.

Nearby words

  1. appreciate,
  2. appreciation,
  3. appreciative,
  4. appreciatory,
  5. apprehend,
  6. apprehension,
  7. apprehensive,
  8. apprehensively,
  9. apprentice,
  10. apprenticeship

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

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British Dictionary definitions for apprehensible

apprehensible

/ (ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪbəl) /

adjective

capable of being comprehended or grasped mentally
Derived Formsapprehensibility, nounapprehensibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for apprehensible

apprehensible

adj.

late 15c., from Latin apprehensibilis "that can be seized," from apprehens-, past participle stem of apprehendere (see apprehend).

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