wear·​able | \ ˈwer-ə-bəl How to pronounce wearable (audio) \

Definition of wearable

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: capable of being worn : suitable to be worn wearable art a wearable fitness tracker These were clothes that were fun to look at, and even more fun to wear. They were costumey, but at the same time curiously wearable— Carrie Donovan



Definition of wearable (Entry 2 of 2)

: something (such as a garment or a device) that can be worn usually used in plural summer wearablesConsumer wearables … have the potential to move from tracking simple metrics like steps and heart rates to providing actionable health information.— Rinku Patel

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wearability \ ˌwer-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce wearable (audio) \ noun

Examples of wearable in a Sentence

Adjective high-fashion clothes that are not really wearable
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective However, smartwatch wearers have not overwhelmed physicians with calls compared to the group of people suffering from the same condition who do not own wearable devices. Chris Smith, BGR, 2 June 2021 Other companies have designed wearable G.P.S. devices, to track the wanderings of people with dementia. Katie Engelhart, The New Yorker, 24 May 2021 Two months ago, Facebook demoed a similar technology that uses wearable devices on the wrists to interpret neural commands from the brain that would trigger various hand gestures. Chris Smith, BGR, 20 May 2021 The store, to be located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, will open this summer and sell items such as Google’s Pixel phones, Nest smart thermostats and Fitbit wearable devices, the company said Thursday in a blog post. Matt Grossman, WSJ, 20 May 2021 My company’s 2021 survey found that not all consumers take apps and wearable devices seriously as healthcare tools. Joao Mendes-roter, Forbes, 10 May 2021 That’s the material that this warmth-giving wearable blanket is rocking. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 11 Mar. 2021 If that’s the case, this wearable blanket called the Comfy is a must-have. Cnn Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, 9 Dec. 2020 Corning also makes Gorilla Glass, a durable scratch-resistant glass used on a variety of smartphones, tablets and wearable devices including Samsung's Galaxy smartphones. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 11 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The video that Apple shared in the press release highlights all the hand gestures that the wearable can detect. Chris Smith, BGR, 20 May 2021 The Samsung wearable will pickup 20 mins of deep sleep, whereas the Skagen and Fitbit devices will record three hours. Janhoi Mcgregor, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Ray’s team agreed that a wearable could probably collect more sweat faster. Max G. Levy, Wired, 8 Apr. 2021 Xiaomi announced a new wearable, a universal wireless charger, and an Android TV projector earlier this week, with the biggest bombshell dropping on Tuesday. Chris Smith, BGR, 30 Mar. 2021 The supply chain originally estimated that the Apple wearable could start volume production as early as first-quarter 2022, the sources said. Chris Smith, BGR, 26 Apr. 2021 Clean your wearable often to keep the sensor sweat- and grime-free. Geoff Nudelman, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2021 For broad use in a trial, the perfect wearable can be used regardless of a participant’s mobile device platform. Sam Volchenboum, STAT, 13 Apr. 2021 The main goal of a wearable should be to produce a rough overview of an individual’s state of health. Sam Volchenboum, STAT, 13 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of wearable


1590, in the meaning defined above


1711, in the meaning defined above

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“Wearable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wearable. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wearable

: capable of being worn : suitable to wear

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