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

Other Words from addressable

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

Examples of addressable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jonas said this would increase the total addressable market, improve growth, lower costs, improve margins, and improve the relevance of the stock to investors outside of luxury goods and traditional auto companies. Neil Winton, Forbes, 17 June 2022 In an investor presentation, its total addressable market is pegged at $155 billion, exceeding the online global food-delivery industry today. Laura Forman, WSJ, 9 June 2022 Instead, the company is aggressively expanding its portfolio in ways that will increase its overall addressable market. Steve Mcdowell, Forbes, 9 June 2022 The total addressable market (TAM) as defined by Citi and as related to the metaverse and its economy could be between $8 trillion and $13 trillion dollars with upwards of 5 billion users by as early as 2030. Tim Bieber, Forbes, 1 June 2022 The total addressable market for gaming exceeds 4 billion MAUs and Unity serves 61% of game developers. Beth Kindig, Forbes, 20 May 2022 Then again, the company also said that in the U.S. and Western Europe, nearly half of its addressable market had already tried a dating app at one time or another. Laura Forman, WSJ, 12 May 2022 The problem is that audiences have been moving from one platform to another on social media, making the addressable market very fragmented for creators. Carolina Milanesi, Forbes, 5 May 2022 These investors are betting on a huge addressable market. David Prosser, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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“Addressable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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