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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perceptible mean? 

PERCEPTIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective PERCEPTIBLE has 3 senses:

1. capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
2. easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
3. easily seen or detected

  Familiarity information: PERCEPTIBLE used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

PERCEPTIBLE (adjective)

Sense 1perceptible [BACK TO TOP]


Capable of being perceived by the mind or senses

Context examples:

a perceptible limp / easily perceptible sounds / perceptible changes in behavior


sensible (readily perceived by the senses)

recognizable (easily perceived; easy to become aware of)

perceivable (capable of being perceived especially by sight or hearing)

palpable (can be felt by palpation)

faint; weak (deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc)

discernible (capable of being perceived clearly)

detectable; noticeable (capable of being detected)


audible; hearable (heard or perceptible by the ear)

seeable; visible (capable of being seen; or open to easy view)


imperceptible (impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses)

Sense 2perceptible [BACK TO TOP]


Easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

Context examples:

a perceptible sense of expectation in the court / an obvious (or palpable) lie


palpable; tangible (capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt)

Sense 3perceptible [BACK TO TOP]


Easily seen or detected


detectable; perceptible

Context examples:

a detectable note of sarcasm / he continued after a perceptible pause


noticeable (capable or worthy of being perceived)

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