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Friday, November 04, 2011

Definitions for prehensible

  1. Able to be seized or grasped.

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Citations for prehensible
Do they not give the obvious signified a kind of difficultly prehensible roundness, cause my reading to slip? Roland Barthes, Image, Music, Text
And I, having only the name Divers as a visible, prehensible asperity for grasping the invisible, shall contort it so as to make it enter mine, mingling the letters of both. Jean Genet, Miracle of the Rose
Origin of prehensible
1825-1835
Prehensible comes from the Latin word prehension meaning “a taking hold.”