ascertainable ascertainable


  • (adj) capable of being ascertained or found out


  1. As the winter advances, the temptation becomes constantly stronger to predict the reaching of an ascertainable turning point in business expansion.
  2. Amid these scenes of violence the last thing ascertainable was whether the sentinel originally fired upon had been a Greek or a Bulgarian.


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    Investing is not about deciding what the markets are going to do. Market direction will always be unpredictable. However, a company's prior accomplishments, earnings, and dividend policy are ascertainable with complete certainty.
    on August 4, 2013     Source: The Oshkosh Northwestern


  1. "If, in your 1,000-year history, you've never had any trust in your government, then the conspiracy theory is all you've got," Amis says. "Rumor takes the place of ascertainable truth. As (the narrator) says, all you know for sure is things...
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Martin Amis Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

  2. In holding the law unconstitutional, Justice Hugo Black wrote that "legislative acts, no matter what their form, that apply either to named individuals or to easily ascertainable members of a group in such a way as to inflict punishment on them...
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Hugo Black Source: Wall Street Journal

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