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 The next step is figuring out how to decarbonize those sectors -- whether the technology exists and whether the technology is scalable, McLeod said. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 24 Nov. 2021 Over the last decade, commercial cloud service providers have emerged as a scalable solution to this challenge. Jonathan Alboum, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 Current antivirals are administered by intravenous drip, whereas the pills promise a much easier and more scalable at-home approach to treatment. David Meyer, Fortune, 5 Nov. 2021 While additive technology has yet to be seen in most production vehicles, GE Additive is currently developing a more scalable and affordable additive manufacturing solution to fill this gap. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 27 Oct. 2021 This book explains how to develop a sales system that will ensure predictable, repeatable and scalable growth. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 24 May 2021 Here are the top three scalable technologies to combat food insecurity, according to Ruff. Daphne Ewing-chow, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 Flawless ratings are impossible, but perhaps there’s an even better, scalable approach out there that hasn’t yet been tried. Gilad Edelman, Wired, 1 Sep. 2021 An infinitely scalable, profitable fix might not exist. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 21 Aug. 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of scalable

: easy to make larger, more powerful, etc.

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