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[mezh-er-uh-buh l] /ˈmɛʒ ər ə bəl/
capable of being measured.
Origin of measurable
1300-50; Middle English mesurable < Middle French < Late Latin mēnsūrābilis that can be measured. See measure, -able
Related forms
measurability, measurableness, noun
measurably, adverb
intermeasurable, adjective
nonmeasurability, noun
nonmeasurable, adjective
nonmeasurableness, noun
nonmeasurably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for measurable
  • Trees bring both comfort and measurable benefits to urban environments.
  • Incorporate other solar power usage in your household routines for a measurable savings in grid-power bills over the long term.
  • Electrons are also known to spin, creating a so-called magnetic moment that gives the material a measurable magnetization.
  • In other words, the amount of pot consumed had no measurable impact on cognitive performance.
  • Thankfully, this doesn't impede the stroller's function to any measurable degree.
  • The key problem was that the gas this produced had measurable amounts of radioactivity.
  • There are no measurable indications that the eruption is about to end.
  • But, in a paradox, increasing technology has not led to measurable increases in productivity.
  • The first was that all experimental results showed that only relative motion was measurable.
  • There has also been a measurable shortening of the length of illness.
British Dictionary definitions for measurable


/ˈmɛʒərəbəl; ˈmɛʒrə-/
able to be measured; perceptible or significant
Derived Forms
measurability, measurableness, noun
measurably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for measurable

c.1300, "moderate," from Old French mesurable "restrained, moderate, sensible; restricted," from Late Latin mensurabilis, from mensurare (see measure (v.)). Meaning "that can be measured" is from mid-14c. Related: Measurably.

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