ad·​dress·​able ə-ˈdre-sə-bəl How to pronounce addressable (audio)
: able to be addressed : directly accessible
addressable registers in a computer
: of or relating to a subscription television system that uses decoders addressable by the system operator
addressability noun

Examples of addressable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The strip is simple and, judging from the images on Ikea’s site, won’t have individually addressable LEDs like some of the fancier strips on the market — which means the whole strip will show only a single color at a time. Wes Davis, The Verge, 8 Nov. 2023 His team will consist of existing executives, Todd Schwartzman and Tony Song, who will lead national sales, and Marisa Simon, who will lead the linear and addressable operations teams. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Feb. 2023 An analysis by Boston Consulting Group recently found that the total addressable market for high quality CDR credits could be $10 billion to $40 billion by 2030, representing an annual demand of 40 to 200 million tonnes of CO2 removed. Phil De Luna, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 For the time being, California alone offers a $200 billion total addressable market for ADUs, McNamara says. Byalexei Oreskovic, Fortune, 30 Oct. 2023 Paramount Global, meanwhile, expects an uptick in the low to mid single digit percentage range in overall volume of commitments, particularly for sports and addressable advertising. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 27 July 2023 Hendel estimates the total addressable market for JKBX could reach billions of dollars based on the music industry’s growth trajectory and the 60 million individual investment accounts that Americans hold. Elizabeth Dilts Marshall, Billboard, 25 Aug. 2023 Hilary Krane, chief legal officer at CAA, believes generative AI issues pertaining to intellectual property, as well as name, image and likeness rights, are solvable and addressable concerns. Todd Spangler, Variety, 16 Aug. 2023 But the Compute Element does have four 4-pin addressable RGB headers on the same side of the board as the GPU slot, for people who want to switch the plain 120 mm fans on the side for RGB versions. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 30 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


address entry 1 + -able

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of addressable was in 1953

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“Addressable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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ad·​dress·​able ə-ˈdres-ə-bəl How to pronounce addressable (audio)
: able to be reached through an address
addressable registers in a computer

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