Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

perceptible

[per-sep-tuh-buhl]
See more synonyms for perceptible on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. capable of being perceived; recognizable; appreciable: a perceptible change in his behavior.
Show More

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

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for perceptible

Contemporary Examples of perceptible

Historical Examples of perceptible


British Dictionary definitions for perceptible

perceptible

adjective
  1. able to be perceived; noticeable or recognizable
Show More
Derived Formsperceptibility, nounperceptibly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper