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[in-ves-ti-guh-buh l] /ɪnˈvɛs tɪ gə bəl/
capable of being investigated.
Origin of investigable
1585-95; < Late Latin investīgābilis, equivalent to Latin investīgā(re) to track down (see investigate) + -bilis -ble
Related forms
uninvestigable, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for investigable
  • investigable injuries are injuries that involve a failure or malfunction of protective equipment resulting in an injury.
  • At early stages, students learn how to develop investigable questions that guide their work.
  • Students will develop investigable questions that guide explorations of the interrelationship between electricity and magnetism.
  • Students will generate investigable questions and conduct experiments or non-experimental research to address them.
  • There are cases with little or no investigable leads that he will review and turn in to successfully concluded investigations.
  • Pose investigable questions and seek answers from reliable sources of scientific information and from their own investigations.
Word Origin and History for investigable

c.1400, from Late Latin investigabilis "that may be searched into," from investigare (see investigation).

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