affordable

adjective af·ford·able \ ə-ˈfȯr-də-bəl \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of affordable

: able to be afforded : having a cost that is not too high
  • products sold at affordable prices
  • an affordable purchase
  • affordable housing [=housing that is not too expensive for people of limited means]

affordability

play \ə-ˌfȯr-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

affordably

play \ə-ˈfȯr-də-blē\ adverb
    • an affordably priced car

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AFFORDABLE Defined for Kids

affordable

adjective af·ford·able \ ə-ˈfȯr-də-bəl \

Definition of affordable for Students

: within someone's ability to pay : reasonably priced
  • an affordable bike


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