In a context, you are blindfolded, and you are trying to pick up on any of your surroundings (sound, smells, etc). In other words, you are trying to pick up on any information that you can sense.

The best word I could think of was like 'sensable' information (such word does not exist) or 'tangible' (but it is only limited to touching sense).

What would be the best description word alternative for it?

I was killing time by picking up on any bit of >insert word description there< information regarding my “blindfolded” surroundings.

  • Note that your surroundings aren't blindfolded, you are. And were you really killing time or were you trying to make the most of your time by trying to pick up as much about your surroundings as you could.
    – Jim
    Sep 10, 2018 at 19:27
  • @Jim, In the context of the story, due to the character's personality, he really was killing time :) Note how he does not try to pick up on "as much as possible" of info, but "any" info. Sep 10, 2018 at 19:29
  • Why not sensible itself? "4. capable of being apprehended by the senses" collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/sensible
    – Kris
    Sep 11, 2018 at 8:27
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Information that is able to be detected or sensed would be discernible information. The Oxford Living Dictionaries defines it as:

(also discernable)


Able to be discerned; perceptible.

‘the scandal had no discernible effect on his career’
‘the inscription was barely discernible’

  • What about 'feelable'? en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/feelable I came to this word after posting, not sure which would be more appropriate to my context. Sep 10, 2018 at 19:25
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    I'm not sure I've ever heard the word feelable and, to be honest, would have been suspect of its validity were it not in the OED. It certainly wouldn't read very smoothly to a native speaker, at least from the west coast of the US. If you're not so into discernible, you could also use perceptible or even observable. Sep 10, 2018 at 19:32

You might be looking for sensory information.


of or relating to the senses or sensation.

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