observable

adjective ob·serv·able \ əb-ˈzər-və-bəl \

Definition of observable

2 :capable of being observed :discernible

observability

play \əb-ˌzər-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

observable

noun

observably

play \əb-ˈzər-və-blē\ adverb

Examples of observable in a Sentence

  1. the size of the observable universe

  2. scientists often work with phenomena that are not directly observable

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First Known Use of observable

1589


OBSERVABLE Defined for English Language Learners

observable

adjective

Definition of observable for English Language Learners

  • : possible to see or notice : able to be observed


OBSERVABLE Defined for Kids

observable

adjective ob·serv·able \ əb-ˈzər-və-bəl \

Definition of observable for Students

:noticeable
  • Her cat's shape was observable under the blanket.

observably

\-blē\ adverb


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