[ in-ves-ti-guh-buh l ]
/ ɪnˈvɛs tɪ gə bəl /
capable of being investigated.
Lexical Investigations: KarmaKarma Karma entered English as a religious concept in the nineteenth century, but as it gained popularity, it took on additional meanings, that while still spiritual, are not loaded with the same religious connotations as the original sense. English speaker’s first introduction to karma was in the context of the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Originally coming from the Sanskrit term for “action” or “fate,” karma …
Lexical Investigations: SynergyThough synergy appears in English texts in a general sense as far back as the seventeenth century, it was not widely adopted as a medical term until the mid-nineteenth century. In medical texts from this time, it often appears in italics as a foreign word. In a revealing passage from 1827, the physician W.P. Allison wrote, “I would object to the term synergy, which some …
- invertible counterpoint,
- investigative new drug,
Origin of investigable
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And what is not investigable lies outside the province of science.What is Christian Science?|M. M. Mangasarian
c.1400, from Late Latin investigabilis "that may be searched into," from investigare (see investigation).
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