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[ri-moo-vuh-buh l] /rɪˈmu və bəl/
that may be removed.
  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 of removable
1525-35; remove + -able
Related forms
removability, removableness, noun
removably, adverb
nonremovable, adjective
unremovable, adjective
unremovableness, noun
unremovably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • By dawn our work is done, down to the fashioning of the removable panel.
  • Add all the other ingredients, mix thoroughly and pour into a buttered and floured cake tin with a removable base if possible.
  • Older paintings were also covered with removable varnish to protect the painting.
  • In the bra, a removable plastic box beams a signal to a watch.
  • The removable railings shall be kept in place when the opening is not in use.
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Word Origin and History for removable

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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