Apprehensible



capable of being understood.
Historical Examples

Any time consists of parts which are themselves times, and is apprehensible only as following upon preceding times.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

Let us retrace, but in such a form as to be apprehensible by all readers.
The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols) Thomas De Quincey

After all, a synthesis is what you want: it is the case you have to judge brought to an apprehensible issue for you.
Preface to Androcles and the Lion George Bernard Shaw

Discoverable only by reason, natural laws are immutable and universal, apprehensible by all men.
Benjamin Franklin Frank Luther Mott

Do we ever apprehend objects by the light of God without apprehending the light which renders them apprehensible?
Fundamental Philosophy, Vol. I (of 2) Jaime Luciano Balmes

He was beyond that state in which any difference was apprehensible between one thing and another.
Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2) F. Marion Crawford

Indeed in some cases the sense of the passage is not apprehensible.
Concord Days A. Bronson Alcott

Inapprehensible, in-ap-pre-hen′si-bl, adj. not apprehensible or intelligible.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M) Various

adjective
capable of being comprehended or grasped mentally
adj.

late 15c., from Latin apprehensibilis “that can be seized,” from apprehens-, past participle stem of apprehendere (see apprehend).

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