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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 of removable
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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Word Origin and History for removable
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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