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[ak-shuh-nuh-buh l] /ˈæk ʃə nə bəl/
furnishing ground for a lawsuit.
liable to a lawsuit.
ready to go or be put into action; ready for use:
to retrieve actionable copy from a computer.
Origin of actionable
1585-95; action + -able
Related forms
actionability, noun
actionably, adverb
nonactionable, adjective
nonactionably, adverb
unactionable, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for actionable
  • Others-- please stop whining unless you have specific, actionable, better solutions.
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  • If it were actionable, there would not be courts enough in the whole world to try the causes in.
  • Even the forecasting gems, if they could be recognized, are too often not profitably actionable.
  • Threats need to be specific and imminent to be actionable.
  • Consequentially, a lot of scientific knowledge is not actionable for them.
  • The generalities written about are without actionable meaning.
  • But the hunger for actionable tactical intelligence on insurgents was palpable.
  • In a cloud environment monitoring data, particularly around capacity, becomes more actionable.
  • It's also counter to taking actionable steps towards real and permanent solutions to ending childhood obesity.
British Dictionary definitions for actionable


(law) affording grounds for legal action
Derived Forms
actionably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for actionable

1590s; from action + -able.

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