check·​able | \ ˈche-kə-bəl How to pronounce checkable (audio) \

Definition of checkable

1 : capable of being checked a checkable story
2 : held in or being a bank account on which checks can be drawn checkable deposits

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Examples of checkable in a Sentence

all of the statistics cited by the news reporter are readily checkable, but it would appear that the article was never fact-checked before publication
Recent Examples on the Web And yet, the most fact-checkable president in history stumps even the fact-checkers. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "How Political Fact-Checkers Distort the Truth," 8 Jan. 2020 This niche task was chosen to be easy for a quantum computer while still being checkable—just—by a classical one. The Economist, "Proof emerges that a quantum computer can outperform a classical one," 26 Sep. 2019 And of his material that was checkable, no significant red flags emerged. Liz Spayd, New York Times, "Trump, Russia, and the News Story That Wasn't," 20 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of checkable

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Checkable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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