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[uh-fawr-duh-buh l] /əˈfɔr də bəl/
that can be afforded; believed to be within one's financial means:
attractive new cars at affordable prices.
Usually, affordables. items, expenses, etc., that one can afford:
a variety of affordables for your gift list.
Origin of affordable
1865-70; afford + -able
Related forms
affordability, noun
affordably, adverb
unaffordability, noun
unaffordable, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Hopefully as more people see this as an option it will become more affordable.
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  • Meanwhile, control efforts are hobbled by the lack of safe, affordable insecticides.
  • We go with cotton-based material because it's comfortable and available and affordable.
  • Keep mining the coal that the working poor need for affordable energy.
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  • Most affordable home blenders can't match that consistency.
  • Environmentally smart architecture, affordable automation systems, and real-time energy monitoring.
  • What they need is a plan for making education more affordable, not less so.
  • Around the world, the fight for affordable medical treatment is intensifying.
Word Origin and History for affordable

1866, from afford + -able. Related: Affordability; affordably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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