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  • adj. Capable of being perceived; discernible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being perceived; perceptible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being perceived; capable of falling under perception or the cognizance of the senses; perceptible.
  • Capable of being known or understood.

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

  • adj. capable of being apprehended or understood
  • adj. capable of being perceived especially by sight or hearing


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  • There is energy there that is readily perceivable, that is different from similar types of psychological/cultural energy that one experiences on one’s own or around the family kitchen table with only 3-5 people; the same sort of group energy exists with a mob, or during a wedding ceremony, a rock concert, a political demonstration, or a national tragedy like JFK’s assassination, or 9/11 and so on.

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  • There is no place for them in the future, since there is no "perceivable" future for most of them anyway.

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

  • The strategy seeks to improve accessibility through utilising WCAG 2. 0's stipulatation that content should be 'perceivable', 'operable', 'understandable' and 'robust'.

    Computerworld News

  • In order for humans to perceive design, design must be perceivable by humans.

    Bradley Monton's Paper criticizing Dover Decision

  • In other words, for us a rock is solid and impenetrable, but for those on a different frequency level, it might not even be perceivable as such if at all.

    Bradley Monton's Paper criticizing Dover Decision

  • The second kitchen that got our attention features vertical cupboards all placed at a perceivable distance on the wall.

    Kitchen Cupboard With a Clue on What’s Inside, Milan 2010

  • They exalted the existence of what is visible, and took no thought for what is perceivable to the mind and yet invisible.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • The real answer is that these most ancient biblical stories present a different “model” of God I mean “model” here the way modern physicists use the word, as a way of depicting that which is not perceivable by the eye or ear.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • We try not to go deeper than perceivable reality will allow.

    Attached to Strings

  • But the key simple notion to most Westerners is that there is something vast out there that is greater than, or includes, the immediately perceivable, mundane setup.

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