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(especially of a slight movement or change of state) able to be seen or noticed:‘a perceptible decline in public confidence’
noticeable, perceivable, detectable, discernibleappreciable, visible, observable, recognizableobvious, evident, manifest, patent, clear, distinct, plain, overt, conspicuous, distinguishable, unmistakable, unconcealed, transparent, apparentsignificant, measurable, tangible, palpableView synonyms
- ‘There is a perceptible change in the attitude and outlook of the workers.’
- ‘So the year has marched on into October and in Scotland at least the change in the calendar has coincided with a perceptible change in the season.’
- ‘Barely perceptible to the casual observer, the creases in his eyes had fallen just a little more than before.’
- ‘I observe a barely perceptible deepening of wisdom in the eyes, but I'm not sure that much of this isn't what I want to read into the image.’
- ‘This time is the time elapsed before any perceptible change in tension can be measured after peptide exposure.’
- ‘The sense of ownership and belonging was not significant, but it was perceptible.’
- ‘By observances I mean the tiny perceptible changes in the season, the shadows and mist, the leaves and air.’
- ‘The piece slows symphonic time so that movement is barely perceptible.’
- ‘I can't make sense out of debate for the sake of debate when more tangible and perceptible issues of our own lives are left unspoken of.’
- ‘Takeoff was smooth and utterly quiet, with only a barely perceptible sensation of movement.’
- ‘Counterpoint is likely to be most immediately perceptible when the distinct voices use the same material in close proximity.’
- ‘In the recent past, one has noticed a perceptible shift in the way dance productions have been presented.’
- ‘What's worse, they make it to the other side with no perceptible change of pace.’
- ‘These efforts have brought about a perceptible change in the quality of these libraries.’
- ‘There is a perceptible change in the party's outlook which will soon percolate down to the basic worker.’
- ‘Big movements designed to intensify economic integration have brought no perceptible economic benefit.’
- ‘This one has a shifty quality: a slight dulling of the focus; a barely perceptible tightening of the lips.’
- ‘Figures are scattered in the frame, thrown there by the light that renders those spaces visible, perceptible.’
- ‘It would be like counting up the least visible bits of a perceptible object.’
- ‘I noticed only the faintest of sound from the rears and did not detect any perceptible subwoofer support.’
Late Middle English: from late Latin perceptibilis, from Latin percipere seize, understand (see perceive).
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