determinable

adjective de·ter·min·able \ -ˈtər-mə-nə-bəl \
Updated on: 17 Mar 2018

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

determinableness

noun

determinably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of determinable in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of determinable

15th century


DETERMINABLE Defined for English Language Learners

determinable

Definition of determinable for English Language Learners

  • : possible to know or calculate : able to be determined


Law Dictionary

determinable

adjective de·ter·min·able

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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