ver·​i·​fi·​able | \ˌver-ə-ˈfī-ə-bəl \

Definition of verifiable 

: capable of being verified

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Other Words from verifiable

verifiability \ˌver-​ə-​ˌfī-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
verifiableness noun

Examples of verifiable in a Sentence

we're not sure whether that's a verifiable hypothesis you need a verifiable letter from your doctor to file a claim for short-term disability

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The representative didn’t answer questions asking about Bloomberg’s policy on anonymous sources or if the service had plans to offer verifiable evidence in light of the unusually vigorous and detailed denials. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy story," 19 Oct. 2018 The initial Bloomberg report has come under heavy fire for its use of anonymous sourcing and its lack of independently verifiable details. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "Tampered Chinese Ethernet port used to hack ‘major US telecom,’ says Bloomberg report," 9 Oct. 2018 Kemp earlier this year established a commission to look at changing machines and last month called for proposals to implement a system with voter-verifiable paper records in time for the 2020 presidential election. Kate Brumback, The Seattle Times, "Judge won’t force Georgia to use paper ballots for midterms," 17 Sep. 2018 Pompeo sought to dispel suggestions that the Trump administration has backed down from demanding the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of the North's nuclear weapons. Matthew Lee, Fox News, "Pompeo shrugs off NKorea's 'gangster' rebuke, cites progress," 8 July 2018 Kono said Japan, the U.S. and South Korea reaffirmed their cooperation to push for complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Fortune, "U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo Dismisses North Korea Criticism of Pyongyang Negotiations," 8 July 2018 Pompeo sought to dispel suggestions that the Trump administration has backed down from demanding the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of the North's nuclear weapons. NBC News, "Pompeo shrugs off North Korea's 'gangster' comment, claims progress," 8 July 2018 One term you’ll hear mentioned often is CVID, which stands for the complete, verifiable and irreversible destruction of North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Rob Tornoe,, "Trump summit: Live updates from meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un," 11 June 2018 Turning the enthusiasm of the meeting in Singapore into a concrete, verifiable agreement is now the job of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is leaving Washington early Thursday for North Korea. David E. Sanger, New York Times, "How Trump Went From ‘Fire and Fury’ to Dismissing North Korean Nuclear Advances," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of verifiable

1593, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verifiable

verify + -able

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