understandable

[uhn-der-stan-duh-buh l]
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adjective

capable of being understood; comprehensible.

Nearby words

  1. undersparred,
  2. underspend,
  3. underspin,
  4. understaffed,
  5. understand,
  6. understanding,
  7. understate,
  8. understated,
  9. understatement,
  10. understeer

Origin of understandable

1350–1400; Middle English: orig., capable of understanding; see understand, -able

Related formsun·der·stand·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·der·stand·a·bly, adverbnon·un·der·stand·a·ble, adjectiveun·un·der·stand·a·ble, adjective

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Examples from the Web for non-understandable

  • He asked more questions and the answers were as non-understandable.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter|Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Somewhere, somehow, and by non-understandable methods the verdict is reached.

    The Man in Court|Frederic DeWitt Wells


Word Origin and History for non-understandable

understandable

adj.

late 14c., "able to understand;" late 15c., "able to be understood," from understand + -able. Related: Understandably.

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