demonstrable

[dih-mon-struh-buh l, dem-uh n-]

adjective

capable of being demonstrated or proved.
clearly evident; obvious: a demonstrable lack of concern for the general welfare.

Nearby words

  1. demono-,
  2. demonography,
  3. demonolater,
  4. demonolatry,
  5. demonology,
  6. demonstrant,
  7. demonstrate,
  8. demonstration,
  9. demonstration model,
  10. demonstrative

Origin of demonstrable

1350–1400; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin dēmonstrābilis, equivalent to Latin dēmonstrā(re) (see demonstrate) + -bilis -ble

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British Dictionary definitions for demonstrable

demonstrable

adjective

able to be demonstrated or proved
Derived Formsdemonstrability or demonstrableness, noundemonstrably (ˈdɛmənstrəblɪ, dɪˈmɒn-), adverb

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Word Origin and History for demonstrable

demonstrable

adj.

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

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