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

Examples of quantifiable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Good Moral Character: While not a quantifiable requirement like education or experience, demonstrating good moral character is essential for CPA candidates. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 This is a key part of the Starship story and a part of the program where there's a quantifiable public interest. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 5 Oct. 2023 Such matters are all the more crucial when growing a company that spans many geographies, requiring DEI initiatives that are scalable, sustainable, quantifiable, and significant. Byruth Umoh, Fortune, 17 Jan. 2024 The allure of performance marketing, with its promise of immediate results and quantifiable metrics, is undeniable. Harrison Wise, Rolling Stone, 5 Jan. 2024 While removing carbon with DAC is easily quantifiable—machines run for x number of hours to collect y tons of the gas—nature doesn’t work so neatly. Matt Simon, WIRED, 14 Dec. 2023 Diversity hiring goals and metrics are easily quantifiable, however, by placing an emphasis on an inclusive culture that results in the recruitment, development and retention of a diverse leadership team, companies can consciously incorporate inclusivity into the hiring process. Tory Clarke, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Impact is the quantifiable difference an organization makes. Kara Branch, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 But there are less tangible, less quantifiable, potential downsides to Tuesday’s L. One is sheer perception. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Dec. 2023 See More

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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 4 Mar. 2024.

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