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DISCERNIBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does discernible mean? 

DISCERNIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective DISCERNIBLE has 3 senses:

1. perceptible by the senses or intellect
2. capable of being perceived clearly
3. capable of being seen or noticed

  Familiarity information: DISCERNIBLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISCERNIBLE (adjective)


Sense 1discernible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perceptible by the senses or intellect

Synonyms:

discernable; discernible

Context examples:

things happen in the earth and sky with no discernible cause / the newspaper reports no discernible progress in the negotiations / the skyline is easily discernible even at a distance of several miles

Antonym:

indiscernible (difficult or impossible to perceive or discern)


Sense 2discernible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of being perceived clearly

Context example:

an essay with a meaning that was not always discernible

Similar:

perceptible (capable of being perceived by the mind or senses)


Sense 3discernible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of being seen or noticed

Synonyms:

observable; evident; discernible

Context examples:

a discernible change in attitude / a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript / an observable change in behavior

Similar:

noticeable (capable or worthy of being perceived)


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