Origin of appreciableMiddle English and Old French from Medieval Latin appretiabilis: see appreciate and -able
To add an extra cup of sugar to a cake mix would change both the flavor and texture so that would be an example of an appreciable amount of sugar.
(comparative more appreciable, superlative most appreciable)
From French appréciable.
- There was thus no appreciable break in political, legal or local administration.
- In nature, however, this is not realized, for the sun has an appreciable diameter.
- It is found to be appreciable but smaller than the observed effects.
- It is thus customary in calculating diurnal inequalities either to take no account of days on which there is an appreciable rainfall, or else to form separate tables for " dry " or " fine " days and for " all " days.
- A ray of light from a lamp is thrown on the mirror, whence it is reflected upon a white surface or scale set at a distance of about 3 ft., forming a bright spot on the surface; the slightest angular deflexion of the mirror, owing to its distance from the scale, moves the spot of light a very appreciable distance to the right or left according to the direction of the angular movement.