adj. capable of being apprehended by the senses or the intellect (an apprehensible theory; an apprehensible change in her expression).
apprehensibility n.
Etymology: LL apprehensibilis (as APPREHEND, -IBLE)

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  • Apprehensible — Ap pre*hen si*ble, a. [L. apprehensibilis. See {Apprehend}.] Capable of being apprehended or conceived. Apprehensible by faith. Bp. Hall. {Ap *pre*hen si*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apprehensible — I adjective accountable, cognizable, coherent, comprehensible, conceivable, discoverable, explicable, fathomable, intelligible, knowable, penetrable, perceivable, perceptive, realizable, recognizable, scrutable, understandable, unmistakable II… …   Law dictionary

  • apprehensible — (adj.) late 15c., from L. apprehensibilis that can be seized, from apprehens , pp. stem of apprehendere (see APPREHEND (Cf. apprehend)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • apprehensible — [ap΄rəhen′sə bəl] adj. [ME < LL apprehensibilis: see APPREHEND & IBLE] that can be apprehended apprehensibility [ap΄rə hen′səbil′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • apprehensible — adjective Date: 15th century capable of being apprehended < an easily apprehensible truth > • apprehensibly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apprehensible — apprehensibility, n. apprehensibly, adv. /ap ri hen seuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being understood. [1625 35; < LL apprehensibilis < L apprehens(us) grasped (ptp. of apprehendere), equiv. to apprehend (see APPREHEND) + t(us) ptp. suffix + ibilis… …   Universalium

  • apprehensible — adjective which can be apprehended (usually in the sense of being understood) …   Wiktionary

  • appréhensible — (a pré an si bl ) adj. Terme didactique. Qui peut être saisi par l esprit. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. appréhension …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • apprehensible — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. understandable, comprehensible …   English dictionary for students

  • apprehensible —   …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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