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[skroo-tuh-buh l] /ˈskru tə bəl/
capable of being understood by careful study or investigation.
Origin of scrutable
1590-1600; < Latin scrūt(ārī) (see scrutiny) + -able
Related forms
scrutability, noun
unscrutable, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for scrutable
  • It is clear procedures for decision making that are scrutable and subject to viable methods of challenge.
  • Moreover, the minutes of future meetings will contain a more complete and scrutable record of the basis for decisions.
  • The key to risk- informed regulation is accountability to the public through valid and scrutable performance measurements.
British Dictionary definitions for scrutable


(rare) open to or able to be understood by scrutiny
Derived Forms
scrutability, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin scrūtārī to inspect closely; see scrutiny
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Word Origin and History for scrutable

c.1600, probably a back-formation from inscrutable.

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