know·​able | \ ˈnō-ə-bəl How to pronounce knowable (audio) \

Definition of knowable

: capable of being known : able to be determined or understood This year, California votes March 3, and whether it offers a delegate haul for one candidate or a scramble between several candidates is not yet knowable.— David Weigel At the end of any year, a fixed and knowable number of us will have developed heart disease, and another number won't have.— Jeffrey Kluger and Alice Park A smear of orange tells everything knowable about light when it collides with the bottom of a copper pot.— Peter Schjedlahl

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Knowable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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: able to be known

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