obtainable obtainable  /əb ˈteɪ nə bəl/


  • (adj) capable of being obtained



  1. No patents now are obtainable on diesels or their modifications, for plane-power or other drive.
  2. Veteran Viet Nam reporters agree that almost everything distorted or left unsaid at the Follies was readily obtainable in the field.
  3. The timing of the library contribution and its proximity to the pardon were not immediately obtainable.



  1. "There was a lot of information to gather and consider," Izzo said in officially turning down Dan Gilbert's offer. "And some of it wasn't easily obtainable."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Tom Izzo Source: Plain Dealer

  2. "We knew coming in that we weren't going 14-2 again," Rivers said. "The goal obviously was to not be 5-5. The goal was to give us a shot in January and that goal is still obtainable."
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Philip Rivers Source: USA Today

  3. "The standard people often use to judge the sanction is: Will it change nuclear calculations? A more obtainable objective for these sanctions is to delay Iran's nuclear program. There we've had some successes," said Patrick Clawson, the deputy...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Patrick Clawson Source: Kansas City Star

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