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per·cep·ti·ble

 (pər-sĕp′tə-bəl)
adj.
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.

perceptible

(pəˈsɛptəbəl)
adj
able to be perceived; noticeable or recognizable
perˌceptiˈbility n
perˈceptibly adv

per•cep•ti•ble

(pərˈsɛp tə bəl)

adj.
capable of being perceived; recognizable; discernible: a perceptible change in behavior.
[1545–55; < Late Latin]
per•cep`ti•bil′i•ty, n.
per•cep′ti•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perceptible - capable of being perceived by the mind or senses; "a perceptible limp"; "easily perceptible sounds"; "perceptible changes in behavior"
audible, hearable - heard or perceptible by the ear; "he spoke in an audible whisper"
seeable, visible - capable of being seen; or open to easy view; "a visible object"; "visible stars"; "mountains visible in the distance"; "a visible change of expression"; "visible files"
imperceptible, unperceivable - impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses; "an imperceptible drop in temperature"; "an imperceptible nod"; "color is unperceivable to the touch"
2.perceptible - easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind; "a perceptible sense of expectation in the court"
palpable, tangible - capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt; "a barely palpable dust"; "felt sudden anger in a palpable wave"; "the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton"; "a palpable lie"
3.perceptible - easily seen or detected; "a detectable note of sarcasm"; "he continued after a perceptible pause"
noticeable - capable or worthy of being perceived; "noticeable shadows under her eyes"; "noticeable for its vivid historical background"; "a noticeable lack of friendliness"

perceptible

perceptible

adjective
1. Capable of being seen:
2. Capable of being noticed or apprehended mentally:
Translations

perceptible

[pəˈseptəbl] ADJ (= appreciable) → sensible; (= discernible) → perceptible

perceptible

[pərˈsɛptəbəl] adjperceptible

perceptible

adjwahrnehmbar; improvement, trend, increase etcspürbar, deutlich; there was a perceptible pausees trat eine deutliche Pause ein; his unhappiness was perceptible only to his close friendsnur seine engsten Freunde spürten or merkten, dass er unglücklich war

perceptible

[pəˈsɛptəbl] adjpercettibile
References in classic literature ?
The light of an obscure moon was just sufficient to render objects, though dim, perceptible in their outlines.
These qualities were not only perceptible, physically, in his make and motions, but made themselves felt almost immediately in his character.
It was a pity that I needed once more to describe the portentous little activity by which she sought to divert my attention--the perceptible increase of movement, the greater intensity of play, the singing, the gabbling of nonsense, and the invitation to romp.
No perceptible face or front did it have; no conceivable token of either sensation or instinct; but undulated there on the billows, an unearthly, formless, chance-like apparition of life.
The brown of her complexion gave way on the cheek to a perceptible flush, which deepened as she saw the gaze of the strange man fixed upon her in bold and undisguised admiration.
There was not a movement perceptible in those masses of humanity; they were as rigid as stone images, and as pale; and dread sat upon every countenance.
Therefore, if your case be like mine, you two fools stand there, and without perceptible emotion of any kind, or any emphasis on any syllable, you look blandly into each other's eyes, and hold the following idiotic conversation:
For a time the girl refused to notice; but her human curiosity presently began to manifest itself by hardly perceptible signs.
Colonel Brandon's partiality for Marianne, which had so early been discovered by his friends, now first became perceptible to Elinor, when it ceased to be noticed by them.
If he was absent from the room an hour, a perceptible dulness seemed to steal over the spirits of his guests; and his re-entrance was sure to give a fresh impulse to the vivacity of conversation.
A book lay spread on the sill before her, and the scarcely perceptible wind fluttered its leaves at intervals.
He kept up appearances in his wife's presence -- but on all other occasions there was now a perceptible shade of sadness in his look and manner.