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[dih-tur-muh-nuh-buh l]
  1. capable of being determined.
  2. Law. subject to termination.
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Origin of determinable

1275–1325; Middle English: fixed < Old French < Late Latin dēterminābilis, equivalent to Latin dētermin(āre) to bound, determine + -ābilis -able
Related formsde·ter·mi·na·bil·i·ty, de·ter·mi·na·ble·ness, nounde·ter·mi·na·bly, adverbnon·de·ter·mi·na·ble, adjectiveun·de·ter·mi·na·ble, adjectiveun·de·ter·mi·na·ble·ness, nounun·de·ter·mi·na·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for undeterminable

Historical Examples

  • I sighed inwardly, for this was the outward sign of undeterminable sitting.

    Southern Lights and Shadows


  • For an undeterminable length of time, he followed the routines of the bells.

    The Victor

    Bryce Walton

  • Whether or not Hal knew was undeterminable from sign or speech of his.

    The Clarion

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • One of the most important yet undeterminable factors of the gravity of snakebite is the amount of venom injected into the victim.

British Dictionary definitions for undeterminable


  1. able to be decided, fixed, or found out
  2. law liable to termination under certain conditions; terminable
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Derived Formsdeterminably, adverb
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