ad·​dress·​able | \ ə-ˈdre-sə-bəl How to pronounce addressable (audio) \

Definition of addressable

1 : able to be addressed : directly accessible addressable registers in a computer
2 : of or relating to a subscription television system that uses decoders addressable by the system operator

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addressability \ ə-​ˌdre-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce addressability (audio) \ noun

Examples of addressable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The core addressable market is fewer than 25,000 farmers, with decidedly below-average purchasing power. Adam Davidson, WSJ, "An Amish Lesson for Small Business Success," 16 Jan. 2020 Getting into new cities such as Vadodara, Agra, and Meerut has helped us expand our addressable market by 50%. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Online grocer Grofers is on a small-town high in India," 24 Dec. 2019 At the same time, the global addressable market for games will increase tenfold and game sales will double by 2030, Pachter estimates. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Video games in 2030: Will I still need a console game system? That depends," 22 Dec. 2019 And the new warehouses, in some cases, will be positioned to potentially expand Kroger’s addressable market. Washington Post, "Kroger Goes Full Robot to Take On Amazon," 23 July 2019 Retailers use addressable advertising on connected TV-platforms as well. Sidney Fussell, The Atlantic, "Why Politicians Want Your Smart-TV Data," 8 Nov. 2019 On paper, Nigeria’s vast population makes for an interesting funding pitch deck but, in reality, the addressable market is much smaller as e-commerce pioneers have increasingly realized. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "The best African country to be a startup CEO or developer is South Africa," 21 Oct. 2019 High quality live sports and entertainment content is more sought after now than ever and represents a massive global addressable market for the company. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Silver Lake Announces Plans to Acquire Live Entertainment Company and Ticketer TEG," 4 Oct. 2019 Apple may have some advantages and a major addressable market, but Disney Plus is a clear and present danger with a price point to match. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Can Apple Afford to Make Its Streaming Video Service Free? Can It Afford Not to?," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of addressable

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for addressable

address entry 1 + -able

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The first known use of addressable was in 1953

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27 Jan 2020

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“Addressable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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