un·​test·​able | \ ˌən-ˈte-stə-bəl How to pronounce untestable (audio) \

Definition of untestable

: not capable of being tested : not confirmable an untestable hypothesis

Examples of untestable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most researchers believed that social challenges drove greater intelligence, but the models were largely untestable. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "State of Science: Finding Human Ancestors in New Places," 15 Jan. 2019 After doing a visual inspection of the ring boxes and shell casings, BCI technicians concluded the samples were untestable. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "Tyrone Noling case: Ohio Supreme Court rules on DNA evidence," 6 Mar. 2018 Today, very few would believe in this untestable hypothesis. Cody Delistraty, The Cut, "Untangling the Complicated, Controversial Legacy of Sigmund Freud," 5 Sep. 2017 The past hundred years have seen a dramatically successful effort by physicists and astronomers to move this question from untestable philosophical and theological speculation to solid science. Peter Woit, WSJ, "Searching for God at the Center of the Big Bang," 17 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of untestable

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Untestable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untestable. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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