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demonstrable

[dih-mon-struh-buh l, dem-uh n-]
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adjective
  1. capable of being demonstrated or proved.
  2. clearly evident; obvious: a demonstrable lack of concern for the general welfare.
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Origin of demonstrable

1350–1400; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin dēmonstrābilis, equivalent to Latin dēmonstrā(re) (see demonstrate) + -bilis -ble
Related formsde·mon·stra·bil·i·ty, de·mon·stra·ble·ness, nounde·mon·stra·bly, adverbnon·de·mon·stra·bil·i·ty, nounnon·de·mon·stra·ble, adjectivenon·de·mon·stra·ble·ness, nounnon·de·mon·stra·bly, adverbun·de·mon·stra·ble, adjectiveun·de·mon·stra·ble·ness, nounun·de·mon·stra·bly, adverb
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verifiableundeniableunmistakableobviousirrefutableconclusiveaxiomaticcertaindeducibleincontrovertibleindubitablepalpablepositiveself-evidentascertainableevincibleinferable

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demonstrable

adjective
  1. able to be demonstrated or proved
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Derived Formsdemonstrability or demonstrableness, noundemonstrably (ˈdɛmənstrəblɪ, dɪˈmɒn-), adverb
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Word Origin and History for demonstrable

adj.

c.1400, from Latin demonstrabilis, from demonstrare (see demonstration). Related: Demonstrably.

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