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removable

[ri-moo-vuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. that may be removed.
  2. Mathematics.
    1. (of a singularity of a function of a complex variable) noting that the function is not analytic at the point but that the function can be redefined so as to be analytic at the point.
    2. (of a discontinuity) noting that the function is discontinuous at the point but that the function can be redefined so as to be continuous at the point.Compare essential(def 5).

Origin of removable

First recorded in 1525–35; remove + -able
Related formsre·mov·a·bil·i·ty, re·mov·a·ble·ness, nounre·mov·a·bly, adverbnon·re·mov·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·mov·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·mov·a·ble·ness, nounun·re·mov·a·bly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nonremovable

removable

adj.

1530s, from remove (v.) + -able. Related: Removability.

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