perceptible

[per-sep-tuh-buhl]

adjective

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 formsper·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, per·cep·ti·ble·ness, nounper·cep·ti·bly, adverbnon·per·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, nounnon·per·cep·ti·ble, adjectivenon·per·cep·ti·ble·ness, nounnon·per·cep·ti·bly, adverbun·per·cep·ti·ble, adjectiveun·per·cep·ti·ble·ness, nounun·per·cep·ti·bly, adverb
Can be confusedperceptible perceptive

Synonyms for perceptible

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Contemporary Examples of perceptible

  • There has been a perceptible improvement in my own wellbeing since the state where we live granted us the right to marry.

  • Baggy, pedestrian clothing hides their lean muscles; there are no perceptible rock-like calves, no prominent triceps or pectorals.

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Historical Examples of perceptible


British Dictionary definitions for perceptible

perceptible

adjective

able to be perceived; noticeable or recognizable
Derived Formsperceptibility, nounperceptibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for perceptible
adj.

early 15c., "perceptive," from Late Latin perceptibilis "perceptible," from Latin percept-, past participle stem of percipere (see perceive). Meaning "capable of being perceived" is from c.1600. Related: Perceptibly; perceptibility.

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