[ per-sep-tuh-buhl ]
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  1. 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

Other words for perceptible

Other words from perceptible

  • per·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, per·cep·ti·ble·ness, noun
  • per·cep·ti·bly, adverb
  • non·per·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·per·cep·ti·ble, adjective
  • non·per·cep·ti·ble·ness, noun
  • non·per·cep·ti·bly, adverb
  • un·per·cep·ti·ble, adjective
  • un·per·cep·ti·ble·ness, noun
  • un·per·cep·ti·bly, adverb

Words that may be confused with perceptible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use perceptible in a sentence

  • The temperature had by this time very perceptibly decreased in warmth, the glass often standing no higher than 59° or 63° Fah.

  • After her death he gave up society, so that this item of expenditure diminished perceptibly.

    Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
  • Moreover, the raindrops perceptibly urge the small detached bits of stone down the slopes toward the streams.

    Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

British Dictionary definitions for perceptible


/ (pəˈsɛptəbəl) /

  1. able to be perceived; noticeable or recognizable

Derived forms of perceptible

  • perceptibility, noun
  • perceptibly, adverb

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