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[noh-uh-buh l] /ˈnoʊ ə bəl/
capable of being known.
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see know1, -able
Related forms
knowableness, knowability, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • They must envision the unknown and make it knowable, and their stories can live or die on the strength of their creatures.
  • knowable or unknowable does not necessarily relate to the scientific method.
  • Not knowable and people can present numerous arguments about the benefits of floating rates.
  • Beyond that, there is no requirement, and no deeper pattern is knowable.
  • Here is what seems knowable, and not, about this crash at the moment-with updates as known-facts change.
  • But the actualities of the war are more clearly knowable from some books than from others.
  • Neurons, however, have no stable and precisely knowable state.
  • In short, physics only deals with things that are knowable through the scientific method.
  • Think in terms of the old point about proceeding from the more knowable to the less knowable.
  • Science helps answer the possible, and the knowable.
Word Origin and History for knowable

mid-15c., from know (v.) + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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