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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.
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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