Appreciable



sufficient to be readily perceived or estimated; considerable:
There is an appreciable difference between socialism and communism.
Contemporary Examples

The tenor of the divorce had no appreciable effect on marital outcomes for males.
Nasty Divorces’ Silver Lining? Beverly Willett May 18, 2012

Maybe that was because I was beginning to pick up an appreciable income outside the office, and thus felt rich.
The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire H.L. Mencken October 3, 2014

But that had no appreciable effect on military performance until the top leadership itself began to waver and retreat.
The Decade’s First Revolution? Gary Sick January 1, 2010

Did she have any appreciable influence on him, and thus on history?
New Biography Explores the Life and Myth of Eva Braun Andrew Roberts November 9, 2011

Historical Examples

Joe mused an appreciable time, beating his tattoo on the table.
A Man of Two Countries Alice Harriman

The Leopard Woman hesitated the least appreciable portion of a second.
The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White

An appreciable time elapses between the striking of the tendon and the jerk.
A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

No star, no constellation, has any appreciable influence on our solar system.
The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball

But if he awakens early or unexpectedly, there may be an appreciable delay before he orients himself.
The Short Life Francis Donovan

But then, he made no appreciable effort to become King of England.
Free Air Sinclair Lewis

adjective
sufficient to be easily seen, measured, or noticed
adj.

1818 (mid-15c. in sense “worthy”); from French appréciable and directly from Medieval Latin appretiabilis, from Late Latin appretiare (see appreciate). Related: Appreciably.

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    sufficient to be readily perceived or estimated; considerable: There is an appreciable difference between socialism and communism. Contemporary Examples (LOC 2055-2063) Will our grid be appreciably smarter in 2013 than it was in 2008? David’s Bookclub: The New New Deal David Frum November 30, 2012 Historical Examples There is appreciably less light every day; soon […]

  • Appreciate

    to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness. to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine. to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation. to raise in value. to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly. Contemporary Examples But […]



  • Appreciates

    to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness. to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine. to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation. to raise in value. to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly. Contemporary Examples “The […]

  • Appreciated

    to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness. to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine. to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation. to raise in value. to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly. Contemporary Examples He […]



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