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negotiable

[ ni-goh-shee-uh-buhl, -shuh-buhl ]
/ nɪˈgoʊ ʃi ə bəl, -ʃə bəl /
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adjective

capable of being negotiated: a negotiable salary demand.
(of bills, securities, etc.) transferable by delivery, with or without endorsement, according to the circumstances, the title passing to the transferee.

noun

negotiables, negotiable bonds, stocks, etc.

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Origin of negotiable

First recorded in 1750–60; negoti(ate) + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM negotiable

ne·go·ti·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ne·go·ti·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ne·go·ti·a·ble, adjectiveun·ne·go·ti·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for negotiable

negotiable
/ (nɪˈɡəʊʃəbəl) /

adjective

able to be negotiated
(of a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc) legally transferable in title from one party to another

Derived forms of negotiable

negotiability, noun
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