[ per-sep-tuh-buhl ]
/ pərˈsɛp tə bəl /


capable of being perceived; recognizable; appreciable: a perceptible change in his behavior.

Origin of perceptible

From the Late Latin word perceptibilis, dating back to 1545–55. See percept, -ible

Related forms

Can be confused

perceptible perceptive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for perceptibility

  • If desired, the gradation of intensities here employed may be refined to the threshold of perceptibility, or beyond it.

  • But that thing of his dissembling was only subject to his perceptibility, not to his will determinate.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
  • Perceptibility or conceivability are, then, the two forms which reality may assume.

British Dictionary definitions for perceptibility


/ (pəˈsɛptəbəl) /


able to be perceived; noticeable or recognizable

Derived Forms

perceptibility, nounperceptibly, adverb
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