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[ ni-goh-shee-uh-buhl, -shuh-buhl ]


  1. capable of being negotiated:

    a negotiable salary demand.

  2. (of bills, securities, etc.) transferable by delivery, with or without endorsement, according to the circumstances, the title passing to the transferee.


  1. negotiables, negotiable bonds, stocks, etc.


/ nɪˈɡəʊʃəbəl /


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

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Derived Forms

  • neˌgotiaˈbility, noun

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Other Words From

  • ne·goti·a·bili·ty noun
  • nonne·goti·a·bili·ty noun
  • nonne·goti·a·ble adjective
  • unne·goti·a·ble adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of negotiable1

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

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Example Sentences

Moderates generally don’t form little groups to torment the speaker or announce their non-negotiable demands.

In the end, though, payments to any advisers in real estate deals are negotiable.

If you expect to have any measure of success with your SEO strategy, superior UX is non-negotiable.

For endurance athletes in particular, pain is an absolutely non-negotiable element of their competitive experience.

Oversight and disciplineDiscipline policies for officers are no longer a negotiable issue for collective bargaining, a shift that takes the union out of helping craft disciplinary procedures thought by some to favor police.

A stocking stuffed with $324,000 in easily negotiable $20 bills weighs 132 pounds.

Dalia recalls explaining to one venue “the girl thing” was non-negotiable.

But amid predictable allegations of fraud, the results, it would seem, have become negotiable.

I hope none of my sons want to play it when they get older, because the answer will always be a non-negotiable “no.”

I mean we are animals on the planet and the rules of engagement are non-negotiable.

A note that is payable on a contingency is not negotiable, and the happening of the event does not cure the defect.

Likewise a note which contains an order or promise to do any act in addition to the payment of money is not negotiable.

Every contract on a negotiable note is incomplete and revocable until its delivery.

The holder of a negotiable note may sue thereon in his own name; and payment to him in due course discharges it.

He can make and indorse negotiable paper that is used in connection with the business.


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