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[ney-muh-buh l]
  1. nameable.
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Related formsun·nam·a·ble, adjective


or nam·a·ble

[ney-muh-buh l]
  1. capable of or susceptible to being named or identified; identifiable.
  2. worth mentioning by name; notable; memorable.
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Origin of nameable

First recorded in 1770–80; name + -able
Related formsname·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·name·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for namable

Historical Examples of namable

  • The article on Sign Language includes a number of full- or half-length drawings of named or namable sources.

    First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution


  • No namable printer appears at Haarlem until the end of 1483, when Jacob Bellaert set up a short-lived press there.

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    Alfred W. Pollard

  • They are not summa genera of existences, still less are they to be explained as a classification of namable things in general.

  • He had been a Jesuit, p. 145but was unfrocked and expelled from Society for all sorts of namable and unnamable offences.