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Examples of perceptible in a Sentence
The sound was barely perceptible.
There was a perceptible change in the audience's mood.
Recent Examples of perceptible from the Web
ANA Flight 008 then passes through a temporary wrinkle in the local region of space-time, experienced inside the cabin as a barely perceptible bout of turbulence.
To the casual user — especially since these AI operations are all done in the cloud — there may be no perceptible difference to Google and Amazon's results.
The benefit is that your temperamental suede accessories will be tamed into submission; each brushing will remove barely perceptible dirt particles that will make suede appear dingy and matted over time.
Cunningham pauses our regatta to point out a barely perceptible elevation change — rod-straight loblolly pines, sweetgums and water oak are clustered on slightly higher ground while bald cypresses and tupelos are partly submerged.
Other episodes, like the escalating partisan tensions over federal judgeships, served to erode Senate cooperation on judicial matters in less immediately perceptible ways.
However, instead of guanine crystals, the worms produce long spines of protein that are capable of reflecting 100 percent of the wavelengths of light perceptible to the human eye.
Any trace of Americanness—a barely perceptible gesture—was a potentially fatal liability.
Still, the effects were ever-so-slightly perceptible and almost immediate, a gentle lift in mood and in her awareness of things around her.
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Did You Know?
If something is "perceptible," you can "capture" it with your senses. "Perceptible" traces back to the Latin word capere, which means "to take," combined with the prefix per-, which means "thoroughly." It shares the "capere" part of its ancestry with a number of other English words related to seizing or being seized, including "capture," "captor," "captivate," and even "catch."
First Known Use of perceptible
Synonym Discussion of perceptible
PERCEPTIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of perceptible for English Language Learners
: able to be seen or noticed : able to be perceived
PERCEPTIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of perceptible for Students
: possible to detect There has been a perceptible change.
Medical Definition of perceptible
: capable of being perceived especially by the senses barely perceptible motion sound perceptible by the human ear
perceptibility\-ˌsep-tə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural
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