perceptible

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. percent sign,
  2. percentage,
  3. percenter,
  4. percentile,
  5. percept,
  6. perception,
  7. perceptive,
  8. perceptively,
  9. perceptual,
  10. perceptual defence

Origin of perceptible

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

Related forms
Can be confusedperceptible perceptive

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British Dictionary definitions for perceptible

perceptible

/ (pəˈsɛptəbəl) /

adjective

able to be perceived; noticeable or recognizable
Derived Formsperceptibility, nounperceptibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for perceptible

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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