One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Capable of being understood or perceived.‘a bat whirred, apprehensible only from the displacement of air’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Too overt or apprehensible a verbal pattern seems old-fashioned to many poets.’
Early 17th century: from late Latin apprehensibilis, from Latin apprehendere (see apprehend).
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