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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 ?
Thus, by knowledge we mean knowledge the knowable; by the knowable, that which is to be apprehended by knowledge; by perception, perception of the perceptible; by the perceptible, that which is apprehended by perception.
You will tell me a different tale one of these days,' said Harry, colouring without any perceptible reason.
Henceforward he saw every appearance of virtue in the youth through the magnifying end, and viewed all his faults with the glass inverted, so that they became scarce perceptible.
The balloon rose to an elevation of five hundred feet, but it had scarcely changed its position to the westward in any perceptible degree.
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.
It was only round the edge of the common that any disturbance was perceptible.
Volcanoes, so plentiful in the first days of the world, are being extinguished by degrees; the internal heat is weakened, the temperature of the lower strata of the globe is lowered by a perceptible quantity every century to the detriment of our globe, for its heat is its life.
Passepartout shook it, but with no perceptible effect; for neither shaking nor maledictions could prevail upon it to change its mind.
I had been some time at sea before I became aware of the fact that hearing plays a perceptible part in gauging the force of the wind.
Her pretty little upper lip, on which a delicate dark down was just perceptible, was too short for her teeth, but it lifted all the more sweetly, and was especially charming when she occasionally drew it down to meet the lower lip.
This alteration in the primitive form of the satellite was only perceptible for a few moments.
His mouth was wide open, and from it there escaped a cry which no one heard, not that it was covered by the general clamor, great as that was but because it attained, no doubt, the limit of perceptible sharp sounds, the thousand vibrations of Sauveur, or the eight thousand of Biot.