terminable

[ tur-muh-nuh-buh l ]
/ ˈtɜr mə nə bəl /

adjective

capable of being terminated.
(of an annuity) coming to an end after a certain term.

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Origin of terminable

1375–1425; late Middle English, equivalent to termin(en) to end (< Latin termināre) + -able

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British Dictionary definitions for terminable

terminable
/ (ˈtɜːmɪnəbəl, ˈtɜːmnəbəl) /

adjective

able to be terminated
terminating after a specific period or eventa terminable annuity

Derived forms of terminable

terminability or terminableness, nounterminably, adverb
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