de·​ter·​min·​able | \-ˈtər-mə-nə-bəl \

Definition of determinable 

1 : capable of being determined, definitely ascertained, or decided upon a determinable cause

2 : liable to be terminated : terminable a determinable estate

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Other Words from determinable

determinableness noun
determinably \-​blē \ adverb

Examples of determinable in a Sentence

The cause of the accident is not determinable at this time.

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And human life, human thoughts, and human existence are mathematical determinable calculations of that subatomic world of matter and energy. Zoltan Istvan, Newsweek, "Quantum Archaeology: The Quest to 3D Bioprint Every Dead Person Back to Life," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of determinable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of determinable

: possible to know or calculate : able to be determined



Legal Definition of determinable 

1 : capable of being determined, ascertained, or decided upon

2 : liable to be terminated upon the occurrence of a contingency

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