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 Familyperceive verbperception nounperceptive adjectiveperceptible adjective (imperceptible) Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin perceptibilis, from Latin percipere ‘seize, understand’, from per- ‘entirely’ + capere ‘take’.
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