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ap·pre·hen·si·ble

 (ăp′rĭ-hĕn′sə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being understood: apprehensible truths.

ap′pre·hen′si·bly adv.

apprehensible

(ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪbəl)
adj
capable of being comprehended or grasped mentally
ˌappreˌhensiˈbility n
ˌappreˈhensibly adv

ap•pre•hen•si•ble

(ˌæp rɪˈhɛn sə bəl)

adj.
capable of being understood.
[1625–35; < Late Latin]
ap`pre•hen′si•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apprehensible - capable of being apprehended or understoodapprehensible - capable of being apprehended or understood
comprehendible, comprehensible - capable of being comprehended or understood; "an idea comprehensible to the average mind"
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For Kemode, Krishna as the spirit of love drifts in and out of the novel until, in the end, at the festival in Mau, "the unity [Krishna] makes is an image of art; for a moment at least all is one, apprehensible by love.
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and are based in thought (Jn 1:3; Col 1:15), they are also apprehensible and conceivable by the human mind" (Reformed Dogmatics 1:231--32).
It is, however, consistently described as an "etwas" or "jemand," as a somehow sensual or otherwise apprehensible appearance that rises and moves, but that, strangely enough, has no concrete, apparent corporeality.
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requires that the building should be an immediately apprehensible visual entity, and that the form grasped by the eye should be confirmed by the experience of the building in use.