de·​mon·​stra·​ble | \ di-ˈmän(t)-strə-bəl How to pronounce demonstrable (audio) \

Definition of demonstrable

1 : capable of being demonstrated

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demonstrability \ di-​ˌmän(t)-​strə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce demonstrability (audio) \ noun
demonstrably \ di-​ˈmän(t)-​strə-​blē How to pronounce demonstrably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of demonstrable in a Sentence

There is no demonstrable evidence that the treatment is effective. as a serious scientist, she is only interested in demonstrable phenomena
Recent Examples on the Web In the standoff between Saudi Arabia and its allies and Qatar, demonstrable progress has been scarce but quiet talks between the countries’ leaders have softened the conflict’s rougher edges. New York Times, "With U.S. Help No Longer Assured, Saudis Try a New Strategy: Talks," 26 Dec. 2019 The party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Reagan is now slavishly loyal to a corrupt reality-TV host whose only demonstrable allegiances are to his own image and Vladimir Putin. Garry Kasparov, The New York Review of Books, "A Popular Front to Stop Trump," 28 Jan. 2020 New Jersey’s two-year window opens this week and California’s three-year window begins in the new year, with a new provision that allows plaintiffs to collect triple damages if a demonstrable cover-up can be shown. Washington Post, "New wave of abuse suits could hit church like never before," 2 Dec. 2019 The only place where flight shame does seem to have had a demonstrable effect is in Germany—and even then, only on domestic flights. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "‘Flight shame’ didn’t actually make us fly any less," 31 Dec. 2019 This essential fact of microtargeting undermines the routine scrutiny undergone by television ads or billboards, where any demonstrable falsehood is on display for all to see ― and potentially challenge. Craig Timberg, Washington Post, "Critics say Facebook’s powerful ad tools may imperil democracy. But politicians love them.," 9 Dec. 2019 But states with high unemployment rates or a demonstrable lack of sufficient jobs can waive those time limits. Arkansas Online, "668,000 will lose food stamp benefits under new work rules," 4 Dec. 2019 But states with high unemployment rates or a demonstrable lack of sufficient jobs can waive those time limits. Juliet Linderman, Fortune, "668,000 Will Lose Food Stamp Benefits Under New Work Rules," 4 Dec. 2019 States with high unemployment rates or a demonstrable lack of sufficient jobs, however, can waive those time limits. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "700,000 people could lose food stamps under Trump administration's new SNAP rules," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of demonstrable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Demonstrable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of demonstrable

formal : able to be proven or shown : possible to demonstrate

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