[dih-mon-struh-buh l, dem-uh n-]
- capable of being demonstrated or proved.
- clearly evident; obvious: a demonstrable lack of concern for the general welfare.
Origin of demonstrable
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Examples from the Web for demonstrable
We proud skeptics would rather trust the demonstrable facts than the alleged truth.On Torture, Chuck Johnson & Sondheim
December 13, 2014
The email asked for “demonstrable efforts” that these problems were being fixed.Keith Olbermann’s Angry Email Trail Traces Breakup With Current TV
April 1, 2012
It is demonstrable, however, that the Scotchman could not have been the imitator.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
Now this was a lie; an absolute, undoubted, demonstrable lie.The Fixed Period
No one will readily believe this, yet it is a demonstrable fact.More Science From an Easy Chair
Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
"It is, nevertheless, a demonstrable fact," said Colonel Doller.The House
This was not a mere guess on his part, but a demonstrable certainty.The Aztec Treasure-House
Thomas Allibone Janvier
- able to be demonstrated or proved
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Word Origin and History for demonstrable
c.1400, from Latin demonstrabilis, from demonstrare (see demonstration). Related: Demonstrably.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper