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 addressable (audio) \ noun

Examples of addressable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of the known hallmarks of aging appear to be addressable. Eli Dourado, Fortune, "Cracking the code of biological aging could solve America’s health care crisis," 30 Dec. 2020 But there is no single, easily addressable cause of nonadherence to healthy behaviors. Randy P. Juhl, The Conversation, "Seat belts and smoking rates show people eventually adopt healthy behaviors – but it can take time we don’t have during a pandemic," 29 Dec. 2020 Laura Martin, a media analyst at Needham & Co., estimated that getting its app on Roku would double the addressable market for HBO Max. Gerry Smith,, "AT&T Forges Deal to Get HBO Max on Roku After Long Impasse," 16 Dec. 2020 Laura Martin, a media analyst at Needham & Co., estimated that getting its app on Roku would double the addressable market for HBO Max. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "AT&T strikes long-awaited deal to bring HBO Max to Roku streaming devices," 16 Dec. 2020 Stratasys says manufacturing applications is the largest and fastest growing part of the 3-D printing industry with an addressable market of $25 billion by 2025. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Stratasys buys San Francisco-based 3-D printing company for $100M," 9 Dec. 2020 Furthermore, the Colts aren’t a team with an easily identifiable or addressable weakness. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Examining options for Chris Ballard, Colts at NFL trade deadline," 28 Oct. 2020 The transaction will help Twilio compete in a total addressable market of $79 billion, the company said in a statement Monday. Isabelle Lee,, "Twilio to Buy Customer Data Startup Segment for $3.2 Billion," 12 Oct. 2020 What’s more, the total addressable market includes all of humanity, at least in theory. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Danger Is Approaching for Coronavirus Vaccine Stocks," 29 Sep. 2020

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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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18 Feb 2021

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“Addressable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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