iden·​ti·​fi·​able ī-ˌden-tə-ˈfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce identifiable (audio)
: capable of being identified
Cardenal … was easily identifiable in his signature black beret and loose white peasant shirts.Associated Press
While there's no single identifiable cause of high blood pressure, secondary hypertension is often sparked by conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, kidney problems, thyroid problems or consumption of cocaine or methamphetamine.Fiza Pirani
identifiably adverb
an identifiably British accent
Each species of spider builds a web that is identifiably unique … Michael H. Robinson

Examples of identifiable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And even if data are collected from different groups, analyzing smaller subgroups in studies gives the findings less statistical power and may, if groups are very small, allow individual respondents to be identifiable. Usha Lee McFarling, STAT, 21 Nov. 2023 The classic symptoms of a convulsive seizure—falling to the ground, shaking, convulsing, and foaming at the mouth—are easily identifiable. Mira Miller, Verywell Health, 16 Nov. 2023 Social media posts show that the victims were clearly identifiable as media. Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, 13 Oct. 2023 The Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico sets standards for the wines, which are identifiable by the black rooster symbol on the bottle neck or back label. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 Litter from many sources end up in the Buffalo River, but the attorney general’s office said a 2022 survey named PepsiCo as the single largest identifiable contributor to its plastic waste. Maysoon Khan, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 But often there is no clearly identifiable physical cause, leaving patients to veer from one ineffective treatment to another—including highly addictive prescription opioids. Laura Landro, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2023 With more than 70 identifiable species, this once prevalent plant is a valuable information source on Earth’s conditions, long before animal or human life. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 10 Nov. 2023 And most position players are on the wrong side of age 30, lack a track record of consistent production or have identifiable flaws in their game. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of identifiable was in 1804

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“Identifiable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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