Definition of appreciable in English:


Line breaks: ap¦pre|ciable
Pronunciation: /əˈpriːʃəb(ə)l
, -ʃɪə-/


Large or important enough to be noticed: pupils may have to travel appreciable distances
More example sentences
  • If they have been allowed to grow for long enough to produce an appreciable amount of toxin, the food is poisonous and remains so no matter how much it is heated.
  • This approach can take six to eight years before an appreciable reduction is noticed.
  • Most common apatites are fluorine rich; however, they may contain appreciable amounts of chlorine.


early 19th century: from French appréciable, from apprécier (see appreciate).

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