scal·​able | \ ˈskā-lə-bəl How to pronounce scalable (audio) \

Definition of scalable

1 : capable of being scaled
2 : capable of being easily expanded or upgraded on demand a scalable computer network

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scalability \ ˌskā-​lə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce scalable (audio) \ noun

Examples of scalable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the chief executive of another Indian fashion conglomerate has said, true craftsmanship isn’t scalable. New York Times, 22 June 2022 After the first year building a small team and recruiting a CTO that could translate Brown’s vision into a scalable, customer listening platform, the company landed its first contract in January of 2019. Bruce Rogers, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 On the other hand, the materials are relatively cheap, and inexpensive and scalable production methods are on the horizon, Granqvist says. Brittney J. Miller, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 June 2022 Simple financial incentives could prove an important, scalable, tool for achieving that. Roland Fryer, WSJ, 30 May 2022 Series author Ludovic Debeurme already set the tone with his dense and thoughtful saga, and now Kounen is working with animation studio Mac Guff Ligne to translate Debeurme’s graphic novel designs into scalable 3D models. Ben Croll, Variety, 30 May 2022 Institutional innovation in a scalable manner is anything but quick. Marc Succi, STAT, 24 May 2022 At a time when the country needs this judiciary of last resort more than ever, it has been surrounded with black, non-scalable fencing from which hang signs announcing that the area is closed. Washington Post, 10 May 2022 The Solar Portable is an entry-level projector in Nebula’s catalog, offering plenty of essential features, including a full HD picture, an excellent smart platform (with thousands of Android apps), and a scalable image up to 120 inches. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of scalable

circa 1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scalable was circa 1580

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“Scalable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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