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collectible

[kuh-lek-tuh-buh l] /kəˈlɛk tə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being collected.
noun
2.
an object suitable for a collection, originally a work of fine art or an antique, now including also any of a wide variety of items collected as a hobby, for display, or as an investment whose value may appreciate.
Also, collectable.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; collect1 + -ible
Related forms
noncollectable, adjective
noncollectible, adjective
precollectable, adjective
precollectible, adjective
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Examples from the web for collectable
  • Sumptuous singing and lyricism at the keyboard are always collectable.
  • They are working antiques: desirable, collectable and mostly still played every day.
  • Keep in mind that not all judgments are collectable because the debtor may not have any income or property of value.
  • Even if you learn that a certificate has no investment value, you may find that the certificate itself has value as a collectable.
  • The park will not identify specific locations where gold or collectable minerals may be found.
  • Kids who complete the requirements will earn collectable state symbol patches.
British Dictionary definitions for collectable

collectable

/kəˈlɛktəbəl/
adjective
1.
(of antiques, objets d'art, etc) of interest to a collector
noun
2.
any object regarded as being of interest to a collector
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Word Origin and History for collectable

collectible

adj.

also collectable, 1650s, "that may be collected," from collect + -ible. Meaning "sought-after by collectors of relics, souveniers, etc." is recorded from 1888.

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