American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Possible to estimate, measure, or perceive: appreciable changes in temperature. See Synonyms at perceptible.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being appreciated, estimated, or perceived; neither too small nor too great to be capable of estimation or recognition; perceptible.
- adj. Capable of being appreciated or estimated; large enough to be estimated; perceptible; considerable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being appreciated or estimated; large enough to be estimated; perceptible.
- adj. enough to be estimated or measured
- From French appréciable. (Wiktionary)
“Another prediction of such a surfing model is that even a very small number of events of interbreeding can result in appreciable allele frequencies of Neandertal alleles in the present-day populations.”
“In any case, I think the better point is that VDOTs own studies showed that neither the Western Bypass nor the Meadowcreek Parkway would improve congestion on 29 in appreciable ways.”
“3He can be produced in appreciable amounts in nuclear reactors.”
“For one thing, like someone already mentioned the time for greatly increased troop strength in Iraq making any kind of appreciable difference is long past.”
“But yesterday's statement also dialed back the sense of urgency, dropping the "appreciable" from what it said last Tuesday were "appreciable downside risks to growth.”
“The central bank no longer called the risks "appreciable," a notable change in Fed-speak, while also saying it will "act in a timely manner as needed.”
“I'm hoping that these assets will be taxed as capital gains, because it's really hard to make any kind of appreciable profit without first DEPOSITING money.”
“The report says an "appreciable" percentage of funds accruing from lotteries and gambling should be used for the government's”
“They point out that the word "appreciable" means "capable of being noticed, estimated or measured and noticeable".”
“Even if the Congress spokesperson had used the word "appreciable", its use, presumably to mean "laudable", is incorrect.”
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