[pal-puh-buh l] /ˈpæl pə bəl/
readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident:
a palpable lie; palpable absurdity.
capable of being touched or felt; tangible.
Medicine/Medical. perceptible by palpation.
(usually prenominal) easily perceived by the senses or the mind; obvious: the excuse was a palpable lie
capable of being touched; tangible
(med) capable of being discerned by the sense of touch: a palpable tumour
late 14c., “that can be touched,” from Late Latin palpabilis “that may be touched or felt,” from Latin palpare “touch gently, stroke” (see feel (v.)). Figurative sense of “easily perceived, evident” also is from late 14c. Related: Palpably.
palpable pal·pa·ble (pāl’pə-bəl)
[par-uh-lel, -luh l] /ˈpær əˌlɛl, -ləl/ adjective 1. extending in the same direction, equidistant at all points, and never converging or diverging: parallel rows of trees. 2. having the same direction, course, nature, or tendency; corresponding; similar; analogous: Canada and the U.S. have many parallel economic interests. 3. Geometry. 4. Electricity. consisting of or having […]
[par-uh-le-liz-uh m, -luh-liz-] /ˈpær ə lɛˌlɪz əm, -ləˌlɪz-/ noun 1. the position or relation of . 2. agreement in direction, tendency, or character; the state or condition of being . 3. a or comparison. 4. Metaphysics. the doctrine that mental and bodily processes are concomitant, each varying with variation of the other, but that there […]
[non-par-uh-me-trik] /ˌnɒn pær əˈmɛ trɪk/ adjective, Statistics. 1. (of a test or method) not requiring assertions about parameters or about the form of the underlying distribution.
- Nonparametric statistics
/ˌnɒnpærəˈmɛtrɪk/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the branch of statistics that studies data measurable on an ordinal or nominal scale, to which arithmetic operations cannot be applied