What does palpable mean?

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ˈpæl pə bəlpal·pa·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palpable, tangibleadjective

    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. palpableadjective

    can be felt by palpation

    "a palpable tumor"

Wiktionary

  1. palpableadjective

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

    Etymology: From palpable and its source, palpabilis.

  2. palpableadjective

    Obvious or easily perceived; noticeable.

    Etymology: From palpable and its source, palpabilis.

  3. palpableadjective

    That can be detected by palpation.

    Etymology: From palpable and its source, palpabilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palpableadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. palpable, L. palpabilis, fr. palpare to feel, stroke; cf. palpus the soft palm of the hand.]

  2. Palpableadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. palpable, L. palpabilis, fr. palpare to feel, stroke; cf. palpus the soft palm of the hand.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palpable

    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. palpabilispalpāre, -ātum, to touch softly.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palpable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palpable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of palpable in a Sentence

  1. Dieter Kempf:

    I regret the fact that the chancellor's visit to Washington produced no palpable progress on the contentious issues between Germany and the United States.

  2. Howard Eissenstat:

    In the end it'd be very difficult to have an effective party rebellion against someone whose position is secure ... and who has captured the imagination of such a large part of their base, the frustration is palpable.

  3. Susan Lilly told CNN:

    The love was palpable, there's very little that anyone can say or do when you're in grief like this, but our family definitely recognizes and appreciates the outpouring of love from those he touched.

  4. Brian Foster:

    There was definitely a palpable mood change when the transfers went out.

  5. Greg Kandra:

    What we have now is people freely expressing their outrage on Facebook and Twitter, the anger is palpable. This is like 2002 on steroids.

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