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"
can be felt by palpation
"a palpable tumor"
Capable of being touched, felt or handled; touchable, tangible.
Obvious or easily perceived; noticeable.
That can be detected by palpation.
Origin: From palpable and its source, palpabilis.
capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form
easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors
Origin: [F. palpable, L. palpabilis, fr. palpare to feel, stroke; cf. palpus the soft palm of the hand.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pal′pa-bl, adj. that can be touched or felt: easily perceived or found out, as lies, &c.: looking as if it might be touched or felt: obvious, gross.—ns. Palpabil′ity, Pal′pableness, quality of being palpable: obviousness.—adv. Pal′pably.—v.t. Pal′pāte, to examine by touch.—n. Palpā′tion, the act of examining by means of touch. [Fr.,—L. palpabilis—palpāre, -ātum, to touch softly.]
The numerical value of palpable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of palpable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A hit, a very palpable hit.
There was definitely a palpable mood change when the transfers went out.
There is palpable concern in Washington that a brief lull is only temporary.
People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
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Translations for palpable
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- palpableCatalan, Valencian
- αισθητός, απτός, προφανής, χειροπιαστόςGreek
- käsinkosketeltava, tunnusteltava, selvä, kouriintuntuvaFinnish
- érzékelhető, tapinthatóHungarian
- evidente, palpabileItalian
- palpeerbaar, te snijden, tastbaarDutch
- прощупываемый, ясный, ощутимый, осязаемый, явный, очевидныйRussian
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