appreciable appreciable  /ə ˈpri ʃə bəl/


  • (adj) enough to be estimated or measured


  1. I did not spend any appreciable time on my NPR show talking about Scott Peterson, Kobe Bryant, the Terrell Owens incident or Janet's exposing her breast.
  2. Alcohol may do you no coronary good until you reach the age at which heart disease becomes an appreciable risk.
  3. Adults with appreciable amounts of brown fat are usually those who have certain types of cancer or hyperthyroidism, conditions that stimulate the growth of brown fat.


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  1. "The city has carefully formulated an economic development that it believes will provide appreciable benefits to the community, including - but by no means limited to - new jobs and increased tax revenue," Stevens wrote in an opinion joined by...
    on Jun 23, 2005 By: John Paul Stevens Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We'll slow him down, let the stuff in his elbow calm down, and go from there," manager Mike Scioscia said. "We don't anticipate that it's the sort of setback that will cost him an appreciable part of the season."
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Mike Scioscia Source: Reuters

  3. "While unable to definitively conclude that interbreeding between the two species of humans did not occur, analysis of the nuclear DNA from Neanderthal suggests the low likelihood of it having occurred at any appreciable level," said Edward...
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Edward Rubin Source: Independent

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