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[mezh-er-uh-buh l]
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  1. capable of being measured.
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Origin of measurable

1300–50; Middle English mesurable < Middle French < Late Latin mēnsūrābilis that can be measured. See measure, -able
Related formsmeas·ur·a·bil·i·ty, meas·ur·a·ble·ness, nounmeas·ur·a·bly, adverbin·ter·meas·ur·a·ble, adjectivenon·meas·ur·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·meas·ur·a·ble, adjectivenon·meas·ur·a·ble·ness, nounnon·meas·ur·a·bly, adverb
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Related Words for measurably

slightly, somewhat, partially, carelessly, halfway, inadequately, incompletely, insufficiently, notably, piecemeal, relatively, measurably, noticeably

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  1. able to be measured; perceptible or significant
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Derived Formsmeasurability or measurableness, nounmeasurably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for measurably



c.1300, "moderate," from Old French mesurable "restrained, moderate, sensible; restricted," from Late Latin mensurabilis, from mensurare (see measure (v.)). Meaning "that can be measured" is from mid-14c. Related: Measurably.

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