prov·​ably ˈprü-və-blē How to pronounce provably (audio)
: in a way that can be proved
provably false/true
Pate's embrace of voter ID was similarly focused on addressing a problem that doesn't provably exist to any significant degree.Philip Bump

Examples of provably in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a separate section for dice games like craps, a separate section of the live dealer action, and a separate section for provably fair games. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 10 Jan. 2024 Anyone who dumps all of biological science in favor of provably wrong antiscience should raise alarm bells in your head, and their claims should be examined with an even more skeptical eye. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 29 July 2011 But such beauty harbors unanswerable questions—ones that are, as mathematician Robert Berger stated in 1966, provably unprovable. Manon Bischoff, Scientific American, 10 Apr. 2023 Thanks to NFTs, artists now have a way to offer one-of-a-kind original masters of their music, videos and other works, which are publicly and provably authenticated by the original artist themselves. Tyler 'jett' Prescott, Rolling Stone, 4 June 2021 Not least of these is that code can be produced in a way that is provably correct. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 23 Mar. 2021 Emerging regulations may dictate how the customer data is stored and transferred, whether consent is needed before the data is collected, and whether the tool is provably fair in its predictions. Beena Ammananth, Fortune, 16 Jan. 2023 This is all easily, provably false. Graham Kates, CBS News, 7 June 2022 Earlier this year, the Israeli government enlisted the help of the Manhattan district attorney’s office to make the case that the coin was provably stolen. Graham Bowley, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of provably was in the 15th century

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“Provably.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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