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affordable

[uh-fawr-duh-buh l] /əˈfɔr də bəl/
adjective
1.
that can be afforded; believed to be within one's financial means:
attractive new cars at affordable prices.
noun
2.
Usually, affordables. items, expenses, etc., that one can afford:
a variety of affordables for your gift list.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; afford + -able
Related forms
affordability, noun
affordably, adverb
unaffordability, noun
unaffordable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for affordable
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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