[ri-moo-vuh-buh l]
  1. that may be removed.
  2. Mathematics.
    1. (of a singularity of a function of a complex variable) noting that the function is not analytic at the point but that the function can be redefined so as to be analytic at the point.
    2. (of a discontinuity) noting that the function is discontinuous at the point but that the function can be redefined so as to be continuous at the point.Compare essential(def 5).

Origin of removable

First recorded in 1525–35; remove + -able
Related formsre·mov·a·bil·i·ty, re·mov·a·ble·ness, nounre·mov·a·bly, adverbnon·re·mov·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·mov·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·mov·a·ble·ness, nounun·re·mov·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for unremovable

Historical Examples of unremovable

  • The bottom of the iron should be clean so that unremovable smudges will not be left on the paper.

    The Science of Fingerprints

    Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • "You must have suffered much," with an earnest look into that great face with its unremovable marks.

  • My fetters were indeed consecrated, and, according to the prejudices of the world, they seemed to be unremovable.

Word Origin and History for unremovable



1530s, from remove (v.) + -able. Related: Removability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper