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[per-see-vuh-buh l] /pərˈsi və bəl/
capable of being perceived; perceptible.
Origin of perceivable
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English perceyvable. See perceive, -able
Related forms
perceivability, perceivableness, noun
perceivably, adverb
nonperceivable, adjective
nonperceivably, adverb
unperceivable, adjective
unperceivably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When you invoke a miracle that is in any affects the perceivable world it is open to scientific scrutiny, period.
  • He did not say anything rude, did not do anything perceivable.
  • Time is a dimension, to which there is a higher dimension not perceivable.
  • Purely abstract beings are perceivable in the same manner, or are only conceivable by the help of language.
  • Performances that were by no means a stretch or nuanced in any perceivable way but in fact an in-the-shower-performance.
  • Action and will are two faces of essentially the same phenomenon, and in our philosophy action is its perceivable part.
  • The authors only could establish the light-microscopic perceivable histologic changes in the spleen.
  • Differences in the time period from spore culture to sporophyte development were perceivable between species.
  • The leaf blade has perceivable to invisible transverse pigmented striations.
  • Provide a distinctive and perceivable alarm system for emergency action or safe evacuation.
Word Origin and History for perceivable

late 15c., from Old French percevable, from perçoivre (see perceive). Related: Perceivably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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