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knowable

[noh-uh-buh l] /ˈnoʊ ə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being known.
Origin of knowable
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at know1, -able
Related forms
knowableness, knowability, noun
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  • The Universe, knowable and unknowable, will it be affected a whit by it?

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • I'd ruther think He can do what's doable an' know what's knowable.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • The knowable world of yellow lights and security was far away.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • There was no knowable pattern about them—about what they did or said.

    In the Control Tower Will Mohler
  • Perhaps not much of knowable that deserves anywhere to be known.

  • It may be knowable the next time I come to cross roads which I shall take.

    First and Last Things H. G. Wells
  • Things-plus-me is the only knowable, and consequently the only 'ignorable.'

    James Frederick Ferrier Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane
  • In every other place that which is fact is opposed to what is knowable by pure reason.

    The Basis of Morality Arthur Schopenhauer
Word Origin and History for knowable
adj.

mid-15c., from know (v.) + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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