Definition of appreciable in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈpriːʃəb(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /əˈpriːʃɪəb(ə)l/


Large or important enough to be noticed: pupils may have to travel appreciable distances
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  • 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.
considerable, substantial, significant, sizeable, goodly, fair, reasonable, tidy, marked;
perceptible, noticeable, measurable, detectable, visible


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

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