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adjective pon·der·a·ble \ˈpän-d(ə-)rə-bəl\

Definition of PONDERABLE

:  significant enough to be worth considering :  appreciable


Late Latin ponderabilis, from ponderare
First Known Use: 1813

Synonym Discussion of PONDERABLE

perceptible, sensible, palpable, tangible, appreciable, ponderable mean apprehensible as real or existent. perceptible applies to what can be discerned by the senses often to a minimal extent <a perceptible difference in sound to a careful listener>. sensible applies to whatever is clearly apprehended through the senses or impresses itself strongly on the mind <an abrupt, sensible drop in temperature>. palpable applies either to what has physical substance or to what is obvious and unmistakable <the tension in the air was almost palpable>. tangible suggests what is capable of being handled or grasped both physically and mentally <no tangible evidence of UFOs>. appreciable applies to what is distinctly discernible by the senses or definitely measurable <an appreciable increase in income>. ponderable suggests having definitely measurable weight or importance <exerted a ponderable influence on world events>.
Medical Dictionary


adjective pon·der·a·ble \ˈpän-d(ə-)rə-bəl\

Medical Definition of PONDERABLE

:  capable of being weighed


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