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scalable

[skey-luh-buh l] /ˈskeɪ lə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being scaled:
the scalable slope of a mountain.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; scale3 + -able
Related forms
scalableness, noun
scalably, adverb
unscalable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scalable

scalable

/ˈskeɪləbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being scaled or climbed
2.
(computing) (of a network) able to be expanded to cope with increased use
Derived Forms
scalableness, noun
scalably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for scalable
adj.

1570s, "able to be climbed;" see scale (v.1) + -able. From 1936 as "able to be graded by scale." Related: Scalably; scalability.

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