rec·​ti·​fi·​able | \ ˈrek-tə-ˌfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce rectifiable (audio) \

Definition of rectifiable

: capable of being rectified especially : having finite length a rectifiable curve

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rectifiability \ ˌrek-​tə-​ˌfī-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce rectifiable (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web In the Huxtable household, problems could be complicated but always were easily rectifiable. Dahleen Glanton,, "African-American families say ‘good riddance’ to Bill Cosby," 27 Apr. 2018 At work, at home, and in the personal lives of African-American women, there are rectifiable factors that are playing into the detriment of our health., "Black Women Still Face Major Health Disparities. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Is Hoping To Change That," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of rectifiable

1629, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rectifiable

rectify (to determine the length of an arc)

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The first known use of rectifiable was in 1629

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“Rectifiable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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