American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Capable of being understood: apprehensible truths.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being apprehended or understood; possible to be conceived by the human intellect.
- adj. which can be apprehended (usually in the sense of being understood)
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being apprehended or conceived.
- adj. capable of being apprehended or understood
“And then suddenly I couldn't do that anymore, couldn't make those approximations that make something incredibly complex and contradictory more easily apprehensible.”
“According to the fathers, this is a kingdom, a power, a glory and a quality of life that is potentially no less apprehensible to us now.”
“However much it grasps metaphorically at a less tangible if still apprehensible object of our experience of fiction, to speak of "quality of vision" does not adequately account for the concrete achievements of writers as stylists.”
“Weaving numerous elements together, some esoteric, others fairly apprehensible, AW takes us on a dreamlike expedition into another culture.”
“Whatever the Truth turns out to be, it is not a comprehensible body of knowledge, even if that Truth is made manifest and is revealed in the apprehensible Body of Christ.”
“She plays a lot with language, it seems, and she appears to favor a less fluid syntax that is rooted in a quest to make quite logical and apprehensible the language of Herbert.”
“But there is a more easily apprehensible principle that underlies "equal protection," and that is, no distinction on account of race.”
“Quite the contrary: it's a smoothly functioning new system with its own easily apprehensible logic, premised entirely on the continuous replacement of degree holders with nondegreed labor (or persons with degrees willing to work on unfavorable terms) (24).”
“If it's apprehensible or communicable through a metaphor, then there must be some shared experience the metaphor commonly invokes.”
“This suggests that Carneades held that everything is non-apprehensible but that some things are”
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