[ per-see-vuh-buh l ]
/ pərˈsi və bəl /


capable of being perceived; perceptible.

Nearby words

  1. perboric acid,
  2. perbunan,
  3. perc,
  4. percale,
  5. percaline,
  6. perceive,
  7. perceived noise decibel,
  8. percent,
  9. percent sign,
  10. percentage

Origin of perceivable

First recorded in 1400–50, perceivable is from the late Middle English word perceyvable. See perceive, -able

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for perceivability



late 15c., from Old French percevable, from perçoivre (see perceive). Related: Perceivably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper