Definitions for palpableˈpæl pə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•pa•bleˈpæl pə bəl(adj.)

  1. readily or plainly seen or perceived; obvious.

  2. capable of being touched or felt; tangible.

Origin of palpable:

1350–1400; < LL palpābilis that can be touched <palpā(re) to stroke, touch, palpate1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. palpable, tangible(adj)

    capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt

    "a barely palpable dust"; "felt sudden anger in a palpable wave"; "the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton"; "a palpable lie"

  2. palpable(adj)

    can be felt by palpation

    "a palpable tumor"


  1. palpable(Adjective)

    Capable of being touched, felt or handled; touchable, tangible.

  2. palpable(Adjective)

    Obvious or easily perceived; noticeable.

  3. palpable(Adjective)

    That can be detected by palpation.

  4. Origin: From palpable and its source, palpabilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palpable(adj)

    capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form

  2. Palpable(adj)

    easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors


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