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navigable

[nav-i-guh-buh l] /ˈnæv ɪ gə bəl/
adjective
1.
deep and wide enough to provide passage to ships:
a navigable channel.
2.
capable of being steered or guided, as a ship, aircraft, or missile.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin nāvigābilis, equivalent to nāvigā(re) to sail (see navigate) + -bilis -ble
Related forms
navigability, navigableness, noun
navigably, adverb
nonnavigability, noun
nonnavigable, adjective
nonnavigableness, noun
nonnavigably, adverb
unnavigability, noun
unnavigable, adjective
unnavigableness, noun
unnavigably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un navigably

navigable

/ˈnævɪɡəbəl/
adjective
1.
wide, deep, or safe enough to be sailed on or through: a navigable channel
2.
capable of being steered or controlled: a navigable raft
Derived Forms
navigability, navigableness, noun
navigably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un navigably

navigable

adj.

mid-15c., from Old French navigable (14c.) or directly from Latin navigabilis, from navigat-, past participle stem of navigare (see navigation). Related: Navigability.

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