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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Other Words from demonstrable

demonstrability \ di-​ˌmän(t)-​strə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce demonstrable (audio) \ noun
demonstrably \ di-​ˈmän(t)-​strə-​blē How to pronounce demonstrable (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 But now, there appears to be demonstrable interest in expanding the effectiveness of existing welfare programs for families with children. Whizy Kim,, "Democrats Want To Give Every Child At Least $3,000 Per Year — But Will It Happen?," 8 Feb. 2021 The impact on pop is demonstrable, from the endless possibilities of the slippery, savvy genre-hopping of Rina Sawayama to the sensory overload of 100 gecs records and beyond. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, "SOPHIE Transcended Everything," 1 Feb. 2021 Games like the fantastic Demon’s Souls remaster and Astro’s Playroom were demonstrable successes, but buyers can’t be faulted for wanting to see more of what the two consoles are truly capable of. Brittany Vincent, Wired, "5 Next-Gen Console Games You Should Actually Care About," 14 Jan. 2021 This is an important distinction, especially given the demonstrable long-term health effects of COVID-19 that extend beyond the respiratory symptoms stated in the guideline. Amanda French, The Atlantic, "We Don’t Know How Many People Have Recovered From COVID-19," 14 Jan. 2021 In the gun debate, there are similar contradictions between demonstrable fact and stubborn belief. Editorial Board Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Here's what guns, COVID have in common," 20 Dec. 2020 But the crime that Allison and Jones are accused of requires a demonstrable financial loss, Georgetti wrote, and there was none. Jesse Leavenworth,, "Lawyer for East Hartford police officers files motion to dismiss larceny case," 30 Oct. 2020 For Bachmann, the betrayal of a woman by a man rarely involved anything as overt or demonstrable as physical abuse. Merve Emre, The New York Review of Books, "The Meticulous One," 6 Oct. 2020 Sephardic Jews with demonstrable roots in Spain and knowledge of the Spanish language could receive passports through October 2019 (in May, Spain extended the window for one year due to the coronavirus crisis). Toby Axelrod,, "Jews worldwide expected to apply for Austrian citizenship through new amendment," 1 Sep. 2020

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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 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of demonstrable

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

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