measurable measurable  /ˈmɛ ʒə rə bəl/


  1. (adj) capable of being measured
  2. (adj) of distinguished importance

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  1. The trend is easily measurable in dollars and cents.
  2. And it has proven hugely popular with local politicians, like San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, who can boast about their measurable, if small, progress.
  3. As a generation grows up online, the tools of persuasion will have to be as measurable as the medium.


  1. ESPN to kill 3-D broadcasts

    Troubling signs for 3-D have been on the horizon for the last year or so. ESPN 3D’s audience ratings were below The Nielsen Co.’s measurable threshold.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  2. Top News

    Reductions in emissions of black carbon since the late 1980s, mostly from diesel engines as a result of air quality programs, have resulted in a measurable reduction of concentrations of global warming pollutants in the atmosphere, according to a new study from the California Air Resources Board.
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

  3. Rifco Releases Annual Objectives

    Red Deer, Alberta, June 13th, 2013: Rifco Inc. (TSX.V-RFC) is pleased to announce its specific objectives for the upcoming year. Rifco's custom is to set measurable objectives annually and to report progress ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Accesswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I have carefully studied the Iraq situation, and believe we cannot continue asking our troops to sacrifice indefinitely while the Iraqi government is not making measurable progress to move its country forward," Domenici said.
    on Jul 5, 2007 By: Pete Domenici Source: ABC News

  2. Sears wrote that the severe punishment makes "no measurable contribution to acceptable goals of punishment" and that Wilson's crime did not rise to the "level of adults who prey on children."
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: Leah Ward Sears Source: ABC News

  3. "We would not surge without a purpose," Schoomaker told reporters. "And that purpose should be measurable."
    on Dec 14, 2006 By: Peter Schoomaker Source: Salon

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