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[ ni-goh-shee-uh-buh l, -shuh-buh l ]
/ nɪˈgoʊ ʃi ə bəl, -ʃə bəl /


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.


negotiables, negotiable bonds, stocks, etc.

Nearby words

negligee, negligence, negligent, negligently, negligible, negotiable, negotiable instrument, negotiant, negotiate, negotiation, negotiator

Origin of negotiable

First recorded in 1750–60; negoti(ate) + -able
Related formsne·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for negotiability


/ (nɪˈɡəʊʃəbəl) /


able to be negotiated
(of a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc) legally transferable in title from one party to another
Derived Formsnegotiability, noun
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Word Origin and History for negotiability



1749, from negotiate + -able, or from French négociable (17c.). Related: Negotiably; negotiability.

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