scalable

adjective
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 For the Covid-19 pandemic to stay on a downward trend, the U.S. must optimize a national viral sequencing network that is scalable and based on regional capabilities for sequencing and public health intervention. James Crawford, STAT, "To stem the pandemic, the U.S. needs a national Covid-19 genomic sequencing effort," 9 Apr. 2021 These solutions are not scalable and lead to bad analysis, which leads to bad decisions. Duc Chau, Forbes, "Data Value Is Rooted In Its Veracity," 7 Apr. 2021 Even researchers competing in the Egg-Tech Prize themselves admit that, while a sexing technology may be on the horizon, cull-free eggs won’t be scalable for at least two more years. Jonathan Moens, Smithsonian Magazine, "Can New Technologies Eliminate the Grim Practice of Chick Culling?," 17 Mar. 2021 WGU Academy has been planned to be highly scalable. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, "New Report Shows The Success Of WGU Academy’s College Readiness Program," 17 Mar. 2021 Even researchers competing in the Egg-Tech Prize themselves admit that, while a sexing technology may be on the horizon, cull-free eggs won’t be scalable for at least two more years. Jonathan Moens, Smithsonian Magazine, "Can New Technologies Eliminate the Grim Practice of Chick Culling?," 17 Mar. 2021 Even researchers competing in the Egg-Tech Prize themselves admit that, while a sexing technology may be on the horizon, cull-free eggs won’t be scalable for at least two more years. Jonathan Moens/undark, Popular Science, "US egg producers could save billions of chicks a year. So why aren’t they?," 15 Mar. 2021 The winner needs to demonstrate their solution is scalable, deployed for 5,000 individuals in three industries. David Meyer, Fortune, "Can tech solve the re-skilling challenge?," 10 Mar. 2021 Pfizer and Moderna, which are not that scalable and fairly expensive, are great solutions for rich countries. Steven Levy, Wired, "Bill Gates Is Upbeat on Climate, Capitalism, and Even Politics," 18 Mar. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scalable. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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scalable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of scalable

technical : easy to make larger, more powerful, etc.

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