definable

adjective
de·​fin·​able | \ di-ˈfī-nə-bəl How to pronounce definable (audio) \

Definition of definable

1 : able to be defined
2 : able to be specified to have a particular function or operation definable keys

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Other Words from definable

definably \ di-​ˈfī-​nə-​blē How to pronounce definably (audio) \ adverb

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Those Bush values are definable in words such as temperance, self-restraint, plain-speaking, honesty, duty, forbearance, humility, prudence, courage. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Trump Didn’t Kill the Bush Values," 5 Dec. 2018 In some not-quite-definable way, the film itself is all of a piece with Rogers’s principled gentleness. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "5 movies you should see this month," 29 June 2018 In some not-quite-definable way, the film itself is all of a piece with Rogers’s principled gentleness. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "5 movies you should see this month," 29 June 2018 In some not-quite-definable way, the film itself is all of a piece with Rogers’s principled gentleness. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "5 movies you should see this month," 29 June 2018 In some not-quite-definable way, the film itself is all of a piece with Rogers’s principled gentleness. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "5 movies you should see this month," 29 June 2018 In some not-quite-definable way, the film itself is all of a piece with Rogers’s principled gentleness. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "5 movies you should see this month," 29 June 2018 In some not-quite-definable way, the film itself is all of a piece with Rogers’s principled gentleness. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "5 movies you should see this month," 29 June 2018 In some not-quite-definable way, the film itself is all of a piece with Rogers’s principled gentleness. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "5 movies you should see this month," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of definable

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for definable

define + -able

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