cal·​cu·​la·​ble ˈkal-kyə-lə-bəl How to pronounce calculable (audio)
: subject to or ascertainable by calculation
: that may be counted on : dependable

Examples of calculable in a Sentence

his performance as a pitcher is as calculable as the daily tides
Recent Examples on the Web A lot is not fully calculable now, and some problems haven’t presented themselves. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, 25 Feb. 2021 There exists a physical world of calculable regularity. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, 21 Mar. 2023 In conjunction with the Church-Turing thesis, which posits that anything calculable by a human can be done with these methods, this implies that, as the book of Job explained thousands of years earlier, there are truths known only to the mind of God that can never be known by man. Alex Prieger, WSJ, 11 Jan. 2023 While comfort can be subjective, support is a little more calculable. Rozalynn S. Frazier, Travel + Leisure, 10 Feb. 2023 The value of commercial real estate has reached higher peaks every cycle in calculable history. Joshua Pollard, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 If the interaction is through a Z-boson, the strength is completely calculable. Sean Carroll, Discover Magazine, 3 Feb. 2011 But in the new experiment, an ineffable quantum phenomenon — information teleporting between particles — has a tangible interpretation as a particle receiving a kick of energy and moving at a calculable speed from A to B. Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine, 30 Nov. 2022 Every Wordle move presents a chance to find a mathematically calculable best choice or choices, at least on average. Pradeep Mutalik, Quanta Magazine, 25 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of calculable was in 1670

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“Calculable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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