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discernible

[dih-sur-nuh-buh l, -zur-] /dɪˈsɜr nə bəl, -ˈzɜr-/
adjective
1.
capable of being discerned; distinguishable.
Also, discernable.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin discernibilis (see discern, -ible); replacing earlier discernable < Middle French, equivalent to discern(er) to discern + -able -able
Related forms
discernibleness, discernableness, noun
discernibly, discernably, adverb
undiscernable, adjective
undiscernably, adverb
undiscernible, adjective
undiscernibly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for discernibly

discernible

/dɪˈsɜːnəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to be discerned; perceptible
Derived Forms
discernibly, (rarely) discernably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for discernibly

discernible

adj.

also discernable, 1560s, from French discernable, from discerner (see discern). Form with -a- was more common at first; spelling changed to -i- 17c. to conform to Latin discernibilis.

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