from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to be grasped
- adj. Able to be understood or comprehended; understandable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being grasped.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being grasped.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being apprehended or understood
It's to give a "graspable," whole picture -- take it home, put it on the shelf, and now I've got the view of it.
"I think these kind of graspable interfaces are very much needed, and do provide a much more intuitive interface," said Dinesh K. Pai, a computer science professor at the University of British Columbia.
And a text can be more graspable, more ready to give up its secrets, if the reader has some structural principles to measure it against.
The problem, as he pointed out—citing the work of Mark Liberman, a linguistics professor at the University of Pennsylvania—is that statistical differences between groups are much more graspable when shown graphically, usually in overlapping distribution curves.
I think that because the time of the ancient Celts itself is a murky one, with few graspable “facts” it does get marketed more as fantasy.
What properties does a snippet of our lives have to possess in order to qualify as a graspable unit that our minds can label as a part going towards a whole or merely a part unto itself.
Expect, too, for all those reasons to vanish behind what most Americans will see as the far more obvious and graspable cause: President Obama's regulatory assault on domestic oil and gas production.
Which is partly a testament to my mapmaking (non -) skill, but also partly the purpose of a map — to render something as vast as a landscape into a comprehensible, graspable, quantifiable representation.
In truth, the scent was one of the more graspable concepts on display.
If you're a party that claims to have beliefs, do you go to where the voters are, perfecting the art of the easy road to a graspable majority?
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