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Capable of being understood: apprehensible truths.

ap′pre·hen′si·bly adv.


capable of being comprehended or grasped mentally
ˌappreˌhensiˈbility n
ˌappreˈhensibly adv


(ˌæp rɪˈhɛn sə bəl)

capable of being understood.
[1625–35; < Late Latin]
ap`pre•hen′si•bly, adv.
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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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Infante thus conceives of plays as a way of thinking, a path to an irresponsible philosophy that puts intellectual discourse to the test onstage, making it sensible--in the Kantian sense of apprehensible, legible.
The interest in this type of educational strategies arises from the desire to replace the learning acquired from memory and repetitive, by those who attribute greater importance to learning to think and develop creativity as apprehensible and modifiable skills.
Efficiency is not something that is directly apprehensible. Rather, it is an implication of a model of the Pareto efficiency of competitive equilibrium.
(Nixon 10) Nixon argues that in order to engage with slow violence and bring it to life emotionally, we need to make it "apprehensible to the senses through the work of scientific and imaginative testimony" (10).
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.
Cyril, in a conversation with Florian confesses to a condition not easily apprehensible:
Selected (in a riff on a 2009 Ed Ruscha piece of the same title) by curators Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of the Los Angeles-based firm Johnston Marklee, the exhibition's theme sounds like an expressly political overture, its Hegelian undertones harking back to the old-time revolutionary conviction that history, far from being a mere sordid accumulation of incidents, is an apprehensible thing, a vehicle over which human beings can assert captaincy.
Having rendered the globalised economy visible and apprehensible, the recitation of the container as icon risks reinforcing an image of an apparently labour-free, abstract and homogenised space of seamless flows rather than its critical opening.
It also invites interrogation in light of the recent call to "take surface to mean what is evident, perceptible, apprehensible in texts ...
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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.
These questions are part of what Best and Marcus call "what is evident, perceptible, apprehensible in texts; what is neither hidden nor hiding" (9).