definable definable  /dɪ ˈfaɪ nə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capable of being defined, limited, or explained

Usage(s):

  1. Break down projects and goals into discrete, definable actions, and you won't be bothered by all those loose threads pulling at your attention.
  2. Musical partnerships are, after all, like marriages built on a chemistry that is intangible, perhaps not even definable.
  3. In words as witty as his statistics are weighty, Machlup argues that knowledge spreading is indeed a definable industry, which in 1958 produced goods and services worth $136.

News

  1. Local watering hole, Beaverton City Park Fountain blasts into summer entertainment hub

    You may have picnicked by it, bought locally grown greens along the adjacent brick plaza or even run through the waterspouts in a moment of pure childlike bliss. In a city that lacks a definable center, the Beaverton City Park Fountain becomes the heart of the city in the summer.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. NBA Draft 2013: Polarizing Prospects Who Are Fringe Lottery Picks

    The 2013 NBA draft is quickly nearing, as teams do their final calculations on prospects before the big day on Thursday in Brooklyn. As we head into the draft, there are several polarizing prospects on the verge of the lottery (picks one through 14). Whether it's a player's jump shot, size or lack of toughness, each one of these prospects has a definable area of weakness. Here's a look at some ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "In each case, an absolute speed limit is definable, and the current record approaches that predicted maximum," the 57-year-old Denny says in his summary.
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Mark Denny Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "That will likely seem jarring to the energy sensibilities of the 21st century. We have no definable way to say what energy transitions will take place or when a culture has to let go of everything that they know," said Black.
    on Feb 14, 2009 By: Brian Black Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. "You do it by looking for common ground," Giuliani said. "The common ground here is that I have already a definable record of increasing adoptions and decreasing abortions. I would expand that nationally."
    on Aug 6, 2007 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: Newsday

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