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appreciable

[uh-pree-shee-uh-buh l, -shuh-buh l] /əˈpri ʃi ə bəl, -ʃə bəl/
adjective
1.
sufficient to be readily perceived or estimated; considerable:
There is an appreciable difference between socialism and communism.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; appreci(ate) + -able
Related forms
appreciably, adverb
unappreciable, adjective
unappreciably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for appreciably

appreciable

/əˈpriːʃɪəbəl; -ʃəbəl/
adjective
1.
sufficient to be easily seen, measured, or noticed
Derived Forms
appreciably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for appreciably

appreciable

adj.

1818 (mid-15c. in sense "worthy"); from French appréciable and directly from Medieval Latin appretiabilis, from Late Latin appretiare (see appreciate). Related: Appreciably.

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