pre·​sum·​able | \ pri-ˈzü-mə-bəl How to pronounce presumable (audio) \

Definition of presumable

: capable of being presumed : acceptable as an assumption

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The front row of the Mixtape Tour is a literal bar, complete with stools and a phalanx of contest winners (and presumable havers of $2,500), whose drinks and persons are draped across the guys’ feet for most of the show. Rebecca Schuman, Longreads, "I’ll Be Loving You Forever," 14 Aug. 2019 That makes me optimistic that a combined Tumblr and WordPress could make independent social media voices relevant again ahead of a presumable IPO for Automattic. Aja Romano, Vox, "WordPress could give Tumblr the thing it needs most: stability," 13 Aug. 2019 Economics and conflicting schedules are the presumable reasons why The Chainsmokers have delegated all female vocal duties on their tour to Emily Warren. George Varga,, "The Chainsmokers light up charts, but concert venues may be a bigger challenge," 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of presumable

1692, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of presumable was in 1692

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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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