perceptible

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

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 forms
Can be confusedperceptible perceptive
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perceptible

/ (pəˈsɛptəbəl) /

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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