- capable of being perceived; recognizable; appreciable: a perceptible change in his behavior.
Origin of perceptible
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Examples from the Web for perceptible
There has been a perceptible improvement in my own wellbeing since the state where we live granted us the right to marry.New Report Says Same-Sex Marriage Is Good for Public Health
April 15, 2014
Baggy, pedestrian clothing hides their lean muscles; there are no perceptible rock-like calves, no prominent triceps or pectorals.Up in the Air
January 21, 2010
The top of his head was the only place where there was any perceptible heat.
The lake is comparatively shallow, and has a perceptible current.The Long Labrador Trail
What perceptible sign of mature age or manliness is there about him?
After a little while there was a perceptible quivering of the eyelids and twitching of the mouth.The Eternal City
"They say he threatened Ralph's father, Angus," said Monsey, with a perceptible shiver.The Shadow of a Crime
- able to be perceived; noticeable or recognizable
Word Origin and History for perceptible
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.