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wearable

[wair-uh-buh l] /ˈwɛər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being worn; appropriate, suitable, or ready for wearing.
noun
2.
Usually, wearables. that which may be worn, as clothing.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; wear + -able
Related forms
unwearable, adjective
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Examples for wearable
  • He says the technology is a fun first step toward the electronic clothing and wearable computers of the future.
  • The key here is a wearable eye-tracking device that can monitor what people look at in a natural environment.
  • wearable camera helps stave off memory decline by capturing an entire day.
  • Given the wild colors and graphics of surf gear, these far out clothes looked immediately wearable.
  • Her colorful collection was fresh and original yet also elegant and wearable.
  • Most of us have a rather simple notion of a wearable computer.
  • Both are wearable repair items that say more about his driving style than the vehicle's reliability itself.
  • Your goal is to minimize wrinkles and arrive with a suit that is wearable upon arrival, without ironing or cleaning.
  • The designer pulled off the impossible, blending multiple motifs into a cute, wearable penny loafer.
  • He wanted to create a wearable alarm clock that would measure brain activity and wake the user in an optimal phase of light sleep.
British Dictionary definitions for wearable

wearable

/ˈwɛərəbəl/
adjective
1.
suitable for wear or able to be worn
noun
2.
(often pl) any garment that can be worn
Derived Forms
wearability, noun
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