[dih-sur-nuh-buh l, -zur-]
- capable of being discerned; distinguishable.
Origin of discernible
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Related Wordsstrongly, clearly, certainly, plainly, undoubtedly, obviously, openly, definitely, surely, distinctly, precisely, apparently, evidently, positively, seemingly, discernibly, pointedly, acutely, decidedly, indubitably
Examples from the Web for discernibly
In his gait and form and face nothing was discernibly more appropriate to Post Office clerks than to the nobility at large.Marion Fay
A pressure that would reduce air to one hundredth of its bulk would not discernibly affect water.
Great lenses are so sensitive that one cannot go near them without throwing them discernibly out of shape.
His own belief was scarcely to be called secret; it discernibly at any rate differed from mine.Embarrassments
- able to be discerned; perceptible
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Word Origin and History for discernibly
also discernable, 1560s, from French discernable, from discerner (see discern). Form with -a- was more common at first; spelling changed to -i- 17c. to conform to Latin discernibilis.
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