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[ri-zol-vuh-buh l] /rɪˈzɒl və bəl/
that can be resolved.
Origin of resolvable
1640-50; resolve + -able
Related forms
resolvability, resolvableness, noun
nonresolvability, noun
nonresolvable, adjective
nonresolvableness, noun
nonresolvably, adverb
unresolvable, adjective Unabridged
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  • Mind, therefore, and Matter are resolvable into this sole unity—the Law of ultimate mechanical movement and impulsion.

  • It also acknowledges that many differences of kind are resolvable into differences of degree.

    Sophist Plato
  • He said to the materialists: 'You tell me that all the phenomena of nature are resolvable into matter and its affections.

  • The evidence of our senses themselves is resolvable into shadows.

  • But this is resolvable into a species of mental observation.

    A Logic Of Facts George Jacob Holyoake
  • The supernatural character of the change must be given up, and the whole work is resolvable into a natural process.

  • Why, then, should instinct be resolvable into intelligent elements?

    Creative Evolution Henri Bergson
  • Socrates, according to Xenophon, regarded the beautiful as coincident with the good, and both as resolvable into the useful.

  • The whole is resolvable into three elements,—personalities, politics, and principles.

    Stephen Arnold Douglas William Garrott Brown
British Dictionary definitions for resolvable


able to be resolved or analysed
Derived Forms
resolvability, resolubility, resolvableness, resolubleness, noun
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Word Origin and History for resolvable

1640s, from resolve (v.) + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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