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Capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind: perceptible sounds in the night.

[Late Latin perceptibilis, from Latin perceptus, past participle of percipere, to perceive; see perceive.]

per·cep′ti·bil′i·ty n.
per·cep′ti·bly adv.
Synonyms: perceptible, palpable, appreciable, noticeable, discernible
These adjectives apply to what is capable of being apprehended as being real through the senses or by the mind. Perceptible is the least specific: a perceptible pause in the flow of his speech.
Palpable applies both to what is perceptible by means of the sense of touch and to what is readily perceived by the mind: "The advantages Mr. Falkland possessed ... are palpable" (William Godwin).
What is appreciable is capable of being estimated or measured: dumping appreciable amounts of waste into the harbor.
Noticeable means easily observed: noticeable shadows under your eyes.
Discernible means distinguishable, especially by sight or by the intellect: no discernible progress in the contract negotiations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perceptibility - the property of being perceptible by the mind or the senses
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
visibility, visibleness - quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye; "low visibility caused by fog"
audibility, audibleness - quality or fact or degree of being audible or perceptible by the ear
imperceptibility - the property of being imperceptible by the mind or the senses


The quality, condition, or degree of being visible:
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It is this systematic dependence of things' perceptibility by him upon their spatial relations with him, and the other things around him, which helps to specify the reference frame and metric by which such perceptual representations of spatial relations succeed in representing determinate objective relations.
The solar summons in the "Prologue" is borne upon a powerful historical wave stemming at least from Plato's solar analogy used to gesture toward Agathon, the Good (transfigured into God by Christian neo-Platonists), that which gives all beings being and perceptibility (Plato 1974, Book VII).
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Iser is not primarily concerned with historical experience, but he illuminates the way the Hegelian dialectic can point to experience beyond self-consciousness, "allowing perceptibility of something intangible and simultaneously providing an experience of something that is unknowable" (p.
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