adjective• archaic or • literary
- Capable of being understood or perceived: a bat whirred, apprehensible only from the displacement of airMore example sentences
- This capacity allows action - individual and collective - to orient meaningfully to realms of reality not immediately apprehensible through the senses, to pursue ends that transcend current circumstances and conditions.
- It is immediately apprehensible, and needs to be seen again and again, because it remains puzzling, both as to its form and as to its meaning.
- The new popular poetry reminds literati that auditory poetry virtually always employs apprehensible formal patterns to shape its language.
early 17th century: from late Latin apprehensibilis, from Latin apprehendere (see apprehend).
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