defensible defensible  /dɪ ˈfɛn sə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capable of being defended

Usage(s):

  1. The choice was scientifically defensible, since so few specimens had been found that generalizations were hard to come by.
  2. So he set up an in-house watchdog group, with a team that would grow to eight and a charge to keep the spending clean, quick and defensible.
  3. On the critical matter of national security, Dean has a more defensible record than Kerry.

News

  1. Rural homeowners reducing wildfire threat with help of state program

    A program run by the state Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands helps property owners create defensible space around their homes and cabins to reduce the threat from wildfires.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KSL Salt Lake City

  2. State program helps Utah homeowners reduce wildfire threat

    A program run by the state Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands helps property owners create defensible space around...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Deseret News

  3. SLTFD: Time to work on defensible space

    Now is the time to work on your home’s defensible space. Please clear all combustible vegetation at least 30 feet from around your house. Install a fire safe roof, and clean the pine needles from the roof and eaves. Trim tree limbs back 10 feet [...]
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Lake Tahoe News

Quotes

  1. "For a long time there has been too much secrecy in this city," Obama said. "The old rules said that if there was a defensible argument for not disclosing something to the American people, then it should not be disclosed. That era is now...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

  2. "We're saying no more of that approach," said Kenneth Baer, communications director at the White House Office of Management and Budget. "We're going back to making it clearer and more orderly and more defensible under the law."
    on May 20, 2009 By: Kenneth Baer Source: Boston Globe

  3. "All of them feel very comfortable with their vote and they feel their vote is very defensible," Deal said.
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: Nathan Deal Source: Guardian Unlimited

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