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

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 This remarkably succinct format was called a probabilistically checkable proof (PCP). Quanta Magazine, 23 May 2022 Hill is one of the most famous climbers of all time, yet somehow, this easily fact-checkable milestone was inadvertently erased by many major news outlets around the world last weekend. Andrew Bisharat, Outside Online, 10 Nov. 2020 Biden prefers to post conventionally presidential messages, a large number of which do not contain checkable claims of any kind. Daniel Dale, CNN, 2 May 2021 Thanks to this perfectly complete, perfectly secure, and eternally checkable data record, the argument goes, potential buyers can trust non-fungible tokens without necessarily having to trust their owners or sellers. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 23 Apr. 2021 Different sources of numbers were used over the years, each unconnected to the lottery itself but publicly available and, thus, checkable. Washington Post, 13 Mar. 2021 And yet, the most fact-checkable president in history stumps even the fact-checkers. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, 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, 26 Sep. 2019 And of his material that was checkable, no significant red flags emerged. Liz Spayd, New York Times, 20 Jan. 2017 See More

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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 5 Jul. 2022.

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