de·​riv·​able di-ˈrī-və-bəl How to pronounce derivable (audio)
: capable of being derived

Examples of derivable in a Sentence

the solution was easily derivable from the clues we were given
Recent Examples on the Web And importantly the institutional Protestant movements themselves imposed severe checks as excessive theological innovation once intellectuals began to turn against the historic traditions of ancient Christian church (e.g., the Trinity, which is not derivable sola scriptura in any obvious sense). Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 25 Apr. 2013 But in the last half century, a movement to define units in terms of universal absolutes, derivable by anyone with the technology to measure the speed of light or the charge on an electron, has been closing in on its goal. Eric Powell, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2012 Mathematics for example is undoubtedly true rationality, with crisp and precise inferences being derivable. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 12 Aug. 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of derivable was in 1653

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“Derivable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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