cal·​cu·​la·​ble | \ ˈkal-kyə-lə-bəl How to pronounce calculable (audio) \

Definition of calculable

1 : subject to or ascertainable by calculation
2 : that may be counted on : dependable

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Examples of calculable in a Sentence

his performance as a pitcher is as calculable as the daily tides

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The need for new infrastructure to support population growth is readily calculable. David Siegel, WSJ, "Don’t Binge on Bridge-Building," 18 June 2018 Surgery was a definitive intervention at a critical moment in a person’s life, with a clear, calculable, frequently transformative outcome. Atul Gawande, The New Yorker, "The Heroism of Incremental Care," 23 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of calculable

1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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