Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind: perceptible sounds in the night.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able to be perceived, sensed, or discerned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being perceived; cognizable; discernible; perceivable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being perceived; capable of coming under the cognizance of the senses; perceivable; noticeable.
  • Synonyms Visible, discernible, noticeable. See sensible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
  • adj. easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
  • adj. easily seen or detected

Etymologies

Late Latin perceptibilis, from Latin perceptus, past participle of percipere, to perceive; see perceive.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • We are a profoundly egalitarian society, and the roots of this are perceptible from the very origins.

    The Canadian Experience: Lessons from the Canadian History Project

  • Some authors extend the notion of writing even further and call terminus scriptus “a term perceptible by senses other than haering” (terminus alio sensu quam auditu perceptibilis) (Peter Margallus, Log. utriusque scholia,

    Medieval Semiotics

  • At first this was done in a manner so perceptible, that is to say, God penetrated us with Himself in a manner so pure and so sweet, that we passed hours in this profound silence, always communicative, without being able to utter one word.

    Autobiography of Madame Guyon

  • And we have not seen any kind of perceptible change.

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  • Then, all of a sudden rising from her chair, she went over to the jug of roses, which she had placed on the writing-table, bent over the flowers with a kind of perceptible hesitation. and as suddenly came back to her seat.

    Maurice Guest

  • a manner so perceptible, that is to say, God penetrated us with Himself in a manner so pure and so sweet, that we passed hours in this profound silence, always communicative, without being able to utter one word.

    The Autobiography of Madame Guyon

  • This is what we all admit in practice; the smallest of our acts implies the belief in something perceptible which is wider and more durable than our astonished perceptions.

    The Mind and the Brain Being the Authorised Translation of L'Âme et le Corps

  • This is why it is not right to say that pleasure is perceptible process, but it should rather be called activity of the natural state, and instead of 'perceptible' 'unimpeded'.

    The NICOMACHEAN ETHICS

  • Enclosed is Scottie’s little story—she had just read Gertrude Stein’s Melanctha on my recommendation and the influence is what you might call perceptible.

    A Life in Letters

  • That's the crux of the requirement: dealing with "perceptible" time.

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