[per-see-vuh-buh l]


capable of being perceived; perceptible.

Origin of perceivable

First recorded in 1400–50, perceivable is from the late Middle English word perceyvable. See perceive, -able
Related formsper·ceiv·a·bil·i·ty, per·ceiv·a·ble·ness, nounper·ceiv·a·bly, adverbnon·per·ceiv·a·ble, adjectivenon·per·ceiv·a·bly, adverbun·per·ceiv·a·ble, adjectiveun·per·ceiv·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of perceivably

  • It has since beguiled artists, critics, and art historians alike with its uncharacteristic look and perceivably lewd message.

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    August 28, 2009

Historical Examples of perceivably

  • From this fact spring our significant movements which must hence be perceivably related to the beginning of some necessary action.

Word Origin and History for perceivably



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper