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explicable

[ek-spli-kuh-buh l, ik-splik-uh-buh l] /ˈɛk splɪ kə bəl, ɪkˈsplɪk ə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being explained.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < Latin explicābilis, equivalent to explicā(re) to explicate + -bilis -ble
Related forms
nonexplicable, adjective
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  • The universe is observable and largely but not yet entirely explicable.
  • There are many people whose physical appearance are explicable by their background.
  • Sometimes his protective moves were less direct and explicable.
British Dictionary definitions for explicable

explicable

/ˈɛksplɪkəbəl; ɪkˈsplɪk-/
adjective
1.
capable of being explained
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Word Origin and History for explicable
adj.

1550s, from or on model of Latin explicabilis "capable of being unraveled, that may be explained," from explicare (see explicit). Middle English had a verb expliken "explain, interpret" (mid-15c.).

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