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receivable

[ri-see-vuh-buh l] /rɪˈsi və bəl/
adjective
1.
fit for acceptance; acceptable.
2.
awaiting receipt of payment:
accounts receivable.
3.
capable of being received.
noun
4.
receivables, business assets in the form of obligations due from others.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; receive + -able; replacing Middle English rescevable < Anglo-French receivable (Old French recevable)
Related forms
receivability, receivableness, noun
nonreceivable, adjective, noun
unreceivable, adjective
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Examples from the web for receivable
  • For example, a company has accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • With credit card purchases, capital investments in accounts receivable are gone.
  • Many companies who extend credit to their customers sell their accounts receivable to a factor.
  • Cash is received and applied from the sale of accounts receivable-other.
British Dictionary definitions for receivable

receivable

/rɪˈsiːvəbəl/
adjective
1.
suitable for or capable of being received, esp as payment or legal tender
2.
(of a bill, etc) awaiting payment: accounts receivable
noun
3.
(usually pl) the part of the assets of a business represented by accounts due for payment
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Word Origin and History for receivable
adj.

late 14c., from receive + -able, and in part from Anglo-French or Old French recevable, from Old French recoivre. Related: Receivables.

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