negotiable negotiable  /nə ˈɡoʊ ʃə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) capable of being passed or negotiated
  2. (adj) able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise
  3. (adj) legally transferable to the ownership of another

Usage(s):

  1. He has demonstrated that there really is no position he holds that isn't negotiable or isn't subject to change depending on how he calculates it will affect his political fortunes.
  2. One is our right to nuclear energy, which is non-negotiable.
  3. When people believe that survival is negotiable, they can be wonderfully creative.

News

  1. I'M 'NOT A TRAITOR': NSA Leaker Speaks to Hong Kong Newspaper

    EXCLUSIVE: Google: Let Us Prove to Users That NSA Isn't Snooping READ: Google Letter Hollywood Turns on Obama Famous Whistle-Blowers — Where Are They Now? STIREWALT: Obama Unites, But Not in a Good Way SEN. RAND PAUL: Sorry Obama, The Constitution Is Not Negotiable
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Senior Explorations Geologist, Prospect Generator

    Offering a negotiable $200k+ base + incentives, benefits, etc.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Rigzone

  3. Cloud computing user privacy in serious need of reform, scholars say

    The current "non-negotiable approach" to user privacy is in need of serious revision, especially with the increased popularity of web-based software that shares information via cloud computing, experts say.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. Sarkozy said that "without new regulation there will be no confidence. it's a major non-negotiable objective."
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: FOXNews

  2. "As long as the bottom line is that 10 million children are covered. That's non-negotiable," responded Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "These values are not negotiable. Consequently Catholic politicians and legislators, conscious of their grave responsibility before society, must feel particularly bound, on the basis of a properly formed conscience, to introduce and support laws...
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: International Herald Tribune

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /