ter·​mi·​na·​ble ˈtər-mə-nə-bəl How to pronounce terminable (audio)
: capable of being terminated
terminableness noun
ˈtər-mə-nə-blē How to pronounce terminable (audio)

Examples of terminable in a Sentence

His employment was terminable at the will of his employer. The contract will be terminable by either party.
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Word History


Middle English, from Medieval Latin terminabilis, from Latin terminare

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of terminable was in 1548

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“Terminable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terminable. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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ter·​mi·​na·​ble ˈtər-mə-nə-bəl How to pronounce terminable (audio)

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