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

Other Words from definable

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

Examples of definable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the games do need to be good for Netflix — which is not an easily definable trait for Loombe and her team yet. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 13 June 2022 Behind each is the idea of creating a new definable responsibility from local governments viewed as largely ineffective in confronting the issue. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 Original older models can sell for thousands of dollars, depending on their condition and a definable artist. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 17 Mar. 2022 Of course this isn’t definable, but there have to be parameters for a site. Evan Nicole Brown, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Feb. 2022 McCoy and his colleagues believed that more American bloodshed in a conflict without a definable end could no longer be justified. George Packer, The Atlantic, 31 Jan. 2022 Players should bet large both with their very best hands and, as bluffs, with some definable percentage of their very worst hands. New York Times, 18 Jan. 2022 Without some definable parameters, your best intentions can get lost in the shuffle. SELF, 30 Dec. 2021 The reason reality shows about hoarding flourished a decade ago, the critic Scott Herring has argued, is that hoarding was a special case in which the larger culture tipped into definable deviance. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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20 Jun 2022

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“Definable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/definable. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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