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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Examples from the Web for perceptibly

Contemporary Examples of perceptibly

Historical Examples of perceptibly

  • Since yesterday, her interest in Miss Morton had perceptibly increased.

    The Film of Fear

    Arnold Fredericks

  • Yet returning to it the men did not perceptibly hurry their steps.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Yet she had no sooner uttered the words than she perceptibly blushed.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James

  • I have never seen—and hope I never may—any other being age so swiftly and perceptibly.

  • When he raised his eyes again the jungle was perceptibly darker.



British Dictionary definitions for perceptibly

perceptible

adjective

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

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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