verb (used with object), de·fined, de·fin·ing.
verb (used without object), de·fined, de·fin·ing.
Origin of define
Examples from the Web for definable
Either the terms infinite and absolute are known terms and definable, or they are unknown terms and undefinable.
They have no definable "time-shape," as Mr. Fisher might put it.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays|Thorstein Veblen
The war which seemed such a definable catastrophe in 1914 was, after all, only the first loud crack and smash of the collapse.The Secret Places of the Heart|H. G. Wells
Her sufferings were very great, and sometimes the physical depression exerted a definable influence on her spiritual state.Winter Evening Tales|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The seller has apparently a measurable and definable motive—the desire to make so much per cent.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)|Leslie Stephen
Word Origin for define
late 14c., "to specify; to end," from Old French defenir "to end, terminate, determine," and directly from Latin definire "to limit, determine, explain," from de- "completely" (see de-) + finire "to bound, limit," from finis "boundary, end" (see finish (n.)). Related: Defined; defining.