Definition of apprehensible in English:



literary, archaic
  • Capable of being understood or perceived.

    ‘a bat whirred, apprehensible only from the displacement of air’
    • ‘The new popular poetry reminds literati that auditory poetry virtually always employs apprehensible formal patterns to shape its language.’
    • ‘As archetypes they are as apprehensible as Greek statuary.’
    • ‘Too overt or apprehensible a verbal pattern seems old-fashioned to many poets.’
    • ‘It is immediately apprehensible, and needs to be seen again and again, because it remains puzzling, both as to its form and as to its meaning.’
    • ‘This capacity allows action - individual and collective - to orient meaningfully to realms of reality not immediately apprehensible through the senses, to pursue ends that transcend current circumstances and conditions.’


Early 17th century: from late Latin apprehensibilis, from Latin apprehendere (see apprehend).