negotiable

adjective
ne·​go·​tia·​ble | \ ni-ˈgō-sh(ē-)ə-bəl How to pronounce negotiable (audio) \

Definition of negotiable

: capable of being negotiated: such as
a : transferable from one person to another by being delivered with or without endorsement (see endorse sense 1d) so that the title passes to the transferee (see transferee sense 1) negotiable securities
b : capable of being traversed, dealt with, or accomplished a difficult but negotiable road some kind of agreement was negotiable
c : open to discussion or dispute The terms of the contract are negotiable. The price was not negotiable.

Other Words from negotiable

negotiability \ ni-​ˌgō-​sh(ē-​)ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce negotiable (audio) \ noun

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Examples of negotiable in a Sentence

The terms of the contract are negotiable. The price was not negotiable. a rough but negotiable road
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Recent Examples on the Web Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Moscow had no intention of invading Ukraine but that its demands for security guarantees were non-negotiable. Matthew Lee And Aamer Madhani, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Jan. 2022 Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Moscow had no intention of invading Ukraine but that its demands for security guarantees were non-negotiable. Matthew Lee, chicagotribune.com, 19 Jan. 2022 Time and patience are non-negotiable for authentic trust to thrive. Mark C. Perna, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Accessibility is non-negotiable, and more thorough permitting seems to be the only way to ensure this isn’t ignored. Diana Budds, Curbed, 27 Dec. 2021 Molly decided together that their friendship is, in fact, non-negotiable. Caroline Framke, Variety, 26 Dec. 2021 Outline which deadlines are negotiable and which are more rigid and fixed. Quora, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 Cold and flu season is upon us, and if the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that hand sanitizer is non-negotiable. Justin Fenner, Robb Report, 14 Dec. 2021 Keeping kids safe is non-negotiable, says John Humphrey, chairman of the Torts Claimants Committee. Kc Baker, PEOPLE.com, 9 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of negotiable

1758, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for negotiable

negoti(ate) + -able, perhaps after French négociable

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The first known use of negotiable was in 1758

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25 Jan 2022

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“Negotiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/negotiable. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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negotiable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of negotiable

: able to be discussed and changed before an agreement or decision is made
: able to be successfully traveled over
: able to be passed from one person to another in return for something of equal value

negotiable

adjective
ne·​go·​tia·​ble | \ ni-ˈgō-shə-bəl How to pronounce negotiable (audio) \

Kids Definition of negotiable

1 : able to be discussed in order to reach an agreement a negotiable price
2 : able to be successfully dealt with or traveled over negotiable roads

negotiable

adjective
ne·​go·​tia·​ble | \ ni-ˈgō-shə-bəl How to pronounce negotiable (audio) \

Legal Definition of negotiable

: capable of being negotiated especially : transferable from one party to another by delivery with or without endorsement so that title passes to the transferee negotiable securities a negotiable certificate of deposit — see also negotiable instrument

Other Words from negotiable

negotiability \ ni-​ˌgō-​shə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce negotiable (audio) \ noun

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