1. capable of being perceived by the mind or senses;
- Example: "a perceptible limp"
- Example: "easily perceptible sounds"
- Example: "perceptible changes in behavior"
2. easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind;
- Example: "a perceptible sense of expectation in the court"
3. easily seen or detected;
- Example: "a detectable note of sarcasm"
- Example: "he continued after a perceptible pause"
[syn: detectable, perceptible]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Perceptible \Per*cep"ti*ble\ (p[~e]r*s[e^]p"t[i^]*b'l), a. [L. perceptibilis: cf. F. perceptible. See Perceive.] Capable of being perceived; cognizable; discernible; perceivable; large enough to be perceived; not so small as to be incapable of perception. [1913 Webster] With a perceptible blast of the air. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] -- Per*cep"ti*ble*ness, n. -- Per*cep"ti*bly, adv. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
84 Moby Thesaurus words for "perceptible": apparent, appraisable, appreciable, apprehensible, ascertainable, assessable, beholdable, calculable, clear, clear as crystal, cognizable, comprehensible, computable, conceivable, crystal-clear, detectable, determinable, discernible, disclosed, discoverable, distinct, distinguishable, estimable, evident, explicit, exposed, exposed to view, express, fathomable, gaugeable, graspable, hanging out, in evidence, in full view, in plain sight, in view, indisputable, indubitable, insight, knowable, manifest, measurable, mensurable, meterable, naked, notable, noticeable, numerable, observable, obvious, open, open to view, open-and-shut, outcropping, palpable, patent, perceivable, perspicuous, plain, plain as day, prehensible, prominent, quantifiable, quantizable, recognizable, revealed, seeable, seizable, self-evident, self-explaining, self-explanatory, showing, tangible, to be seen, unclouded, unconcealed, understandable, undisguised, unhidden, unmistakable, viewable, visible, visual, witnessable