Definition of perceptible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pəˈseptəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pərˈseptəbl//
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  1. 1(formal) great enough for you to notice it synonym noticeable a perceptible change/increase/decline/impact The price increase has had no perceptible effect on sales. Her foreign accent was barely perceptible. The difference is scarcely perceptible to the average reader. a clearly perceptible decline in public confidence
  2. 2(specialist) that you can notice or feel with your senses the perceptible world
  3. opposite imperceptible
    Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin perceptibilis, from Latin percipere ‘seize, understand’, from per- ‘entirely’ + capere ‘take’.Word Familyperceive verbperception nounperceptive adjectiveperceptible adjective (imperceptible)
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