- capable of being worn; appropriate, suitable, or ready for wearing: old shoes that are still wearable.
- relating to or noting a computer or advanced electronic device that is incorporated into an accessory worn on the body or an item of clothing: wearable gadgets embedded in fabric; a wearable heart-rate sensor.See also wearable computer, wearable technology.
- Usually wearables. something that may be worn or carried on the body, as an item of clothing: high-fashion wearables.
Origin of wearable
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Examples from the Web for wearable
The Oculus Rift is a wearable headset that goes over the eyes like a clunky pair of scuba goggles.Welcome to Oculus XXX: In-Your-Face 3D is the Future of Porn
October 18, 2014
“When we started 10 years ago, no one had heard of wearable tech,” says Genz.
That seems to be the secret to creating a successful, desirable, and wearable device.
The Lumo Lift, a new $100 wearable device, aims to buzz desk jockeys into the habit of good posture.Lumo Lift Vibrates You Into Better Posture
August 26, 2014
Wearable technology may be useful, but so far its designs have been clunky and one-size-fits-all.Nail Polish Is the Next Wearable Tech
June 4, 2014
Her habit was a little too tight for her, but wearable enough.Heather and Snow
Before we had washed them, they had been very, very dirty, it is true; but they were just wearable.Three Men in a Boat
Jerome K. Jerome
In Tipperary they call the old-fashioned wig 'Dwyer's wearable.'English As We Speak It in Ireland
P. W. Joyce
These consisted of thin cotton things for the summer, and, when wearable, were of considerable use.A Kut Prisoner
H. C. W. Bishop
The pants should be of Mackinaw which is warm, wearable, and to a certain extent water repellent.Touring Afoot
Claude Powell Fordyce
- suitable for wear or able to be worn
- (often plural) any garment that can be worn
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