check·​able ˈche-kə-bəl How to pronounce checkable (audio)
: capable of being checked
a checkable story
: 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 Chief among these is the famous P versus NP problem, which asks whether all problems with easily checkable solutions are also easy to solve with the right ingenious algorithm. WIRED, 29 Oct. 2023 For two years starting in March 2020, the M2 money supply—a measure of the cash and checkable deposits in circulation plus savings deposits and other easily convertible assets—grew at an unprecedented annual rate of 16.5%. John Greenwood, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2023 The checkable deposit portion of the M1 money measure (the only part of the M2, M3 or any other money measure that the Fed can directly influence) increased from $653.8 billion on Sept. 15, 2008 to $2.3 trillion on Dec. 30, 2019; M1 increased from... WSJ, 7 June 2020 In both cases, the fact that the problem is hard to solve makes the backdoor hard to detect, while the easily checkable solution can serve as a secret key. Ben Brubaker, Quanta Magazine, 2 Mar. 2023 By contrast, the wealthy built up enormous cushions of currency and checkable deposits, which now form the largest part of their portfolio since records started in 1989. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2022 If anything, the CIA has even more discretion and the imperative of secrecy makes its operations practically uncheckable — and certainly not checkable by court prosecutions. Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, 22 Oct. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of checkable was in 1877

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“Checkable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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