quan·​ti·​fi·​a·​ble ˌkwän-tə-ˈfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce quantifiable (audio)
: able to be expressed as an amount, quantity, or numerical value : capable of being quantified
quantifiable risks/benefits
There's a school of thought in Hollywood that good comedy is quantifiable, that you can measure a successful script or pilot on a punchlines-per-page or laughs-per-minute basis. Daniel Fienberg
These companies are ranked based on their score in Entrepreneur's 2016 Franchise 500, which is determined by objective, quantifiable criteria, including system size, growth and financial strength and stability. Tracy Stapp Herold
quantifiably adverb
Those who offer medical care to the children of poverty find themselves using their research projects to demonstrate that poverty is not only damaging, but quantifiably damaging to infants and children, searching for specific indices of growth and development, individual health and family function, which will allow them to measure the parameters of growing up at the bottom of our society. Perri Klass

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quantifiable was in 1862

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“Quantifiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantifiable. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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