pon·​der·​a·​ble | \ ˈpän-d(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce ponderable (audio) \

Definition of ponderable

: significant enough to be worth considering : appreciable

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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

First Known Use of ponderable

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ponderable

Late Latin ponderabilis, from ponderare

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“Ponderable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ponderable. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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Medical Definition of ponderable

: capable of being weighed

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