apprehensible

adjective

ap·​pre·​hen·​si·​ble ˌa-pri-ˈhen(t)-sə-bəl How to pronounce apprehensible (audio)
: capable of being apprehended
an easily apprehensible truth
apprehensibly adverb

Examples of apprehensible in a Sentence

some of the moon's more interesting features are apprehensible even to someone with a more modestly powered telescope a teacher who favored preachy stories that had an easily apprehensible moral
Recent Examples on the Web Volt line of alt-country (think Jay Farrar with more apprehensible lyrics), has essentially been Andrew Grimm and a revolving cast of players for the past quarter-century. BostonGlobe.com, 14 July 2022 In a way, the moment of recognition in the mirror is also a moment of splintering: from the private self to the self that is apprehensible to the other. Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Harper's magazine, 25 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apprehensible was circa 1611

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“Apprehensible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apprehensible. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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