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[ri-moo-vuh-buh l] /rɪˈmu və bəl/
that may be removed.
  1. (of a singularity of a function of a complex variable) noting that the function is not analytic at the point but that the function can be redefined so as to be analytic at the point.
  2. (of a discontinuity) noting that the function is discontinuous at the point but that the function can be redefined so as to be continuous at the point.
    Compare essential (def 5).
1525-35; remove + -able
Related forms
removability, removableness, noun
removably, adverb
nonremovable, adjective
unremovable, adjective
unremovableness, noun
unremovably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • The group takes a new approach to the removable tattoo conundrum.
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  • Because the medium is not removable, capacity can be increased only by adding more drives to the system.
  • By dawn our work is done, down to the fashioning of the removable panel.
  • Add all the other ingredients, mix thoroughly and pour into a buttered and floured cake tin with a removable base if possible.
  • Older paintings were also covered with removable varnish to protect the painting.
  • In the bra, a removable plastic box beams a signal to a watch.
  • The removable railings shall be kept in place when the opening is not in use.
  • Talk to a solar contractor about costs and technical specifications for installing removable solar panels.
Word Origin and History for removable

1530s, from remove (v.) + -able. Related: Removability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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