Dictionary.com

terminable

[ tur-muh-nuh-buhl ]
/ ˈtɜr mə nə bəl /
Save This Word!

adjective
capable of being terminated.
(of an annuity) coming to an end after a certain term.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of terminable

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

OTHER WORDS FROM terminable

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use terminable in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK