[ pon-der-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈpɒn dər ə bəl /


capable of being considered carefully or deeply.
capable of being weighed; having appreciable weight.

Origin of ponderable

From the Late Latin word ponderābilis, dating back to 1640–50. See ponder, -able

Related forms

pon·der·a·bil·i·ty, pon·der·a·ble·ness, nounnon·pon·der·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·pon·der·a·ble, adjectiveun·pon·der·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ponderable


/ (ˈpɒndərəbəl) /


able to be evaluated or estimated; appreciable
capable of being weighed or measured


(often plural) something that can be evaluated or appreciated; a substantial thing

Derived Forms

ponderability, nounponderably, adverb
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