[ uhn-der-stan-duh-buhl ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈstæn də bəl /
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capable of being understood; comprehensible.
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Origin of understandable
1350–1400; Middle English: originally, capable of understanding; see understand, -able
OTHER WORDS FROM understandableun·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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How to use understandable in a sentence
It is understandable that the United States and many other nations are pursuing strategies to help ensure vaccine development and access within their own countries.Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 27, 2020|Freakonomics
It’s understandable why Miller and other analysts got it so wrong.Why Have NBA Offenses Been So Good In The Bubble?|Mike Prada|August 20, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
This zealousness would be slightly more understandable if there was any evidence that these programs actually did what they claim.
That rise in concern is understandable, too, when you consider the spike in new coronavirus cases that began in mid-June, especially in the South and West.Some Republicans Have Gotten More Concerned About COVID-19|Dhrumil Mehta (firstname.lastname@example.org)|July 31, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
You see the growth of a middle class that identifies itself in certain understandable ways.Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China? (Ep. 414)|Stephen J. Dubner|April 23, 2020|Freakonomics