American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. That can be appropriated: appropriable funds.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being appropriated, set apart, sequestered, or assigned exclusively to a particular use.
- adj. Able to be appropriated.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being appropriated, set apart, sequestered, or assigned exclusively to a particular use.
- adj. that can be appropriated
“And in place of the more easily appropriable concepts that populated Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand”
“Sinha and Cusumano show that cooperation among firms is more likely and desirable when the technology in question is highly“appropriable”—that is, its profits can be protected and captured by the innovator.”
“Federal funding will be used primarily to provide incentives to industry to undertake high-priority technology-development activities that have not attracted private-sector investment because of high technical risk, prohibitive costs, long pay-back horizons, or anticipated returns that are not appropriable to individual firms or distinct industrial sectors.”
“In the place yourself chose to mention as the foundation you laid of the inferences you are now making, our Saviour says it is a being “born of the Spirit;” doth the Scripture make this appropriable only unto men of discretion?”
“He saith, “The Scripture makes it appropriable only to them who come to years of discretion.””
“The language of dualism or of multiplism is not incorrect or inappropriable or superseded because we catch ideal glimpses of an ultimate unity; nor would it be any the less appropriable if the underlying unity could be more clearly or completely grasped.”
“This enhancement of the qualities which make any ordinary experience appealing, appropriable -- capable of full assimilation -- and enjoyable, constitutes the prime function of literature, music, drawing, painting, etc., in education.”
“Allow me, Madam, to return to the ladies the heartfelt thanks of the entire command for their kind consideration, not only in sending us these very appropriable good things, but also for their generous sympathy for those near and dear ones we have left behind us.”
“It is the non-appropriable void at the heart of the public sphere, belonging to no private interest that sets the conditions of its political existence.”
“While the film in its neo-liberal optimism contradicts this understanding of the poor, seeing them as immediately appropriable within the interstices of corporatized service industries, it participates in the denial of the potential usefulness of the work they do and its lack of reward.”
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