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[ri-moo-vuh-buh l] /rɪˈmu və bəl/
that may be removed.
  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 forms
removability, removableness, noun
removably, adverb
nonremovable, adjective
unremovable, adjective
unremovableness, noun
unremovably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The bottom of the iron should be clean so that unremovable smudges will not be left on the paper.

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  • "You must have suffered much," with an earnest look into that great face with its unremovable marks.

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  • My fetters were indeed consecrated, and, according to the prejudices of the world, they seemed to be unremovable.

Word Origin and History for unremovable



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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