rec·​ti·​fi·​able ˈrek-tə-ˌfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce rectifiable (audio)
: capable of being rectified
especially : having finite length
a rectifiable curve
rectifiability noun

Examples of rectifiable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If any air gets trapped in the pump, this is easily rectifiable by utilizing the unit’s air release valve. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Feb. 2023 But while most of those bad hair moments are temporary (and rectifiable with the right hair-care routine), there is an actual medical syndrome that makes hair nearly impossible to deal with: Uncombable Hair Syndrome (UHS). Macaela MacKenzie, Allure, 10 Oct. 2022 In the Huxtable household, problems could be complicated but always were easily rectifiable. Dahleen Glanton,, 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., 27 Oct. 2017

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Word History


rectify (to determine the length of an arc)

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rectifiable was in 1629

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“Rectifiable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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