apprehensible

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

adjective

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
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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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