verifiable

adjective
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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This would be something of a reversal of a normal denuclearization process in which inspections of nuclear facilities and sites come before a verifiable dismantling of nuclear assets. Washington Post, "Doubts on North Korean denuclearization shadow Pompeo visit," 2 July 2018 Trump wants the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. David Tweed, Bloomberg.com, "Trump, Kim Voice Optimism Over Path to Peace as Summit Opens," 12 June 2018 The president wants the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of his nuclear weapons program. Fortune, "Trump and Kim Arrive in Singapore Ahead of Historic Summit," 10 June 2018 The president wants the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of his nuclear weapons program. Margaret Talev, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump arrives in Singapore ahead of North Korea summit," 10 June 2018 The Trouble With Voting Machines Past: In the wake of 2016's election security scares, several states were aghast to find that their machines provided little in the way of a verifiable paper trail, rendering them useless if breached. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "If the 2018 Election Is Hacked, This Is How It Will Happen," 5 Nov. 2018 Pompeo also has dropped the longtime U.S. demand for complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization, or CVID. Tracy Wilkinson, latimes.com, "After North Korea's swipe, Pompeo must focus on pace and structure if nuclear talks are to succeed," 10 July 2018 The pair just welcomed triplets at Winthrop University Hospital on July 1st, and are now first-time parents to a set of verifiable miracle children. Connie Lin, Good Housekeeping, "Couple "Wins the Genetic Lottery" With Rare, Identical Baby Boys," 18 Sep. 2015 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

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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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