[mezh-er-uh-buh l]


capable of being measured.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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able to be measured; perceptible or significant
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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