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removable

[ri-moo-vuh-buh l] /rɪˈmu və bəl/
adjective
1.
that may be removed.
2.
Mathematics.
  1. (of a singularity of a function of a complex variable) noting that the function is not analytic at the point but that the function can be redefined so as to be analytic at the point.
  2. (of a discontinuity) noting that the function is discontinuous at the point but that the function can be redefined so as to be continuous at the point.
    Compare essential (def 5).
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; remove + -able
Related forms
removability, removableness, noun
removably, adverb
nonremovable, adjective
unremovable, adjective
unremovableness, noun
unremovably, adverb
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removable

adj.

1530s, from remove (v.) + -able. Related: Removability.

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