appreciably appreciably  /ə ˈpri ʃəb li/


  • (adv) to a noticeable degree


  1. Whenever the volcano's magnetism diminished appreciably, a period of activity followed in two to six months.
  2. NASA's annual budget is a relatively modest $17 billion, and the new plans are based on the assumption that the figure will not rise appreciably.
  3. The pesticide industry and its customers would not suffer appreciably from intelligent controls.


  • Secrecy: The big unanswered questions

    While Bradley Manning's disclosures to WikiLeaks did not appreciably harm national security, the government decided early on to use his case as a warning. The government absolutely has a stake in making sure that government employees don't feel free to share classified information because they disagree with a policy. But Manning's prosecution and treatment go well beyond anything reasonable. ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News


  1. Mr. Bernanke warned that the US economy faces "numerous difficulties" and will grow "appreciably below its trend rate" mostly because of continued weakness in housing markets, high energy prices and tight credit conditions.
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "Any longtime shareholder of Berkshire is appreciably wealthier because of the indirect influence that David Dodd had upon our company," Buffett said in a statement released by George School. "I am delighted that his decision to invest in...
    on Sep 18, 2007 By: Warren Buffett Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. "Nonetheless borrowing costs have risen appreciably since mid year, particularly for business borrowers, as a result both of changes in monetary policy and market-driven increases in funding costs for intermediaries," Mr Stevens added....
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Glenn Stevens Source: Hawkesbury Independent

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