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



BrE BrE//əˈpriːʃəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpriːʃəbl//
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large enough to be noticed or thought important synonym considerable The new regulations will not make an appreciable difference to most people. an appreciable effect/increase/amount The increase in salary will be appreciable. There has been an appreciable increase in profits. Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French appréciable, from apprécier, from late Latin appretiare ‘set at a price, appraise’, from ad- ‘to’ + pretium ‘price’.
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