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perceive +‎ -able


perceivable (comparative more perceivable, superlative most perceivable)

  1. Capable of being perceived; discernible.
    • 1803 (date written), [Jane Austen], chapter V, in Northanger Abbey; published in Northanger Abbey: And Persuasion. [], volumes (please specify |volume=I or II), London: John Murray, [], 20 December 1817 (indicated as 1818), →OCLC:
      Every search for him was equally unsuccessful, in morning lounges or evening assemblies; neither at the Upper nor Lower Rooms, at dressed or undressed balls, was he perceivable.
    • 2003 January 1, “Man in Pakistan: I'm on list”, in USA Today, retrieved 2 Nov. 2008:
      The only perceivable difference between the AP and FBI photos is that the man in the FBI photo is clean-shaven and shorter-haired.


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