scalable

adjective

scal·​able ˈskā-lə-bəl How to pronounce scalable (audio)
1
: capable of being scaled
2
: capable of being easily expanded or upgraded on demand
a scalable computer network
scalability noun

Examples of scalable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The geoengineering debate—which, in part, concerns pulling back carbon that’s already in the atmosphere—has been hindered to date by the lack of scalable tech. IEEE Spectrum, 5 June 2024 Andrea Edelman Kay The challenge: long-haul flights without fossil fuels That’s why many experts believe a second scenario is more scalable, though a little less science fiction. Jd Shadel, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Feb. 2023 Learning from this bitter-sweet experience, Michelle started exploring alternative solutions that could be implemented in countries with high meat consumption and that were highly scalable. William Mullane, USA TODAY, 8 May 2024 Michelle Adelman, the founder of Crossover Meats, is passionate about developing scalable, sustainable food systems. William Mullane, USA TODAY, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for scalable 

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Word History

First Known Use

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 24 Jun. 2024.

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scalable

adjective
scal·​able ˈskā-lə-bəl How to pronounce scalable (audio)
1
: capable of being scaled
2
: capable of being easily expanded or improved on demand
a scalable computer network
scalability noun

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