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[dih-tur-muh-nuh-buh l] /dɪˈtɜr mə nə bəl/
capable of being determined.
Law. subject to termination.
Origin of determinable
1275-1325; Middle English: fixed < Old French < Late Latin dēterminābilis, equivalent to Latin dētermin(āre) to bound, determine + -ābilis -able
Related forms
determinability, determinableness, noun
determinably, adverb
nondeterminable, adjective
undeterminable, adjective
undeterminableness, noun
undeterminably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for determinable
  • It may be instructive to point out that eccentric debates on issues in regards to determinable basis introduce complexity.
  • Since the path and distance actually traversed by neutrinos is not precisely determinable, this result is inconclusive.
  • Income can be determinable or periodic, even if the length of time during which the payments are made is increased or decreased.
  • Short stature, in and of itself, is not a medically determinable impairment.
  • Report the historical cost of equity securities without readily determinable fair values.
British Dictionary definitions for determinable


able to be decided, fixed, or found out
(law) liable to termination under certain conditions; terminable
Derived Forms
determinably, adverb
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