with the capacity of becoming valued or expected big enough become projected perceptible as an appreciable volume
- adequate to be predicted or calculated
- effective at becoming valued or predicted; big adequate to be believed; perceptible; as, an appreciable quantity.
1818 (mid-15c. in sense "worthy"); from French appr
(a.) with the capacity of becoming valued or expected; large enough become projected; perceptible; as, an appreciable quantity.
The cultivation of the honey-bee as an appreciable source of income to the farmer, the peasant cultivator, and dwellers in districts where bee-forage is abundant and, if unvisited by the bee, lies wasting its sweetness on the desert air.