American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. That can be calculated or estimated: calculable odds.
- adj. Readily relied on; dependable: a calculable assistant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being calculated or estimated; ascertainable by calculation or estimation.
- That may be counted or reckoned upon: applied to persons.
- adj. Able to be calculated.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. That may be calculated or ascertained by calculation.
- adj. capable of being calculated or estimated
“Grice pointed out that conversational implicatures have the following properties: (i) they are calculable, that is, inferable from, among other things, the cooperative principle and the conversational maxims; (ii) they are cancelable either explicitly”
“Two types of forgiveness may thus be distinguished: conditional ( "calculable" forgiveness following an act of repentance in which the guilty party promises never to engage in what is demanded by forgiveness) andunconditional (forgiving the unforgivable without conditions, a forgiveness which is incalculable and therefore impossible).”
“Despite many such assertions there, no one has demonstrated in the least the damage that you say is "calculable" and "non-trivial.”
“History shows that men's actions are governed by some kind of calculable law.”
“Having a classical limit makes things extremely concrete and calculable which is one of the reasons why quantum theories constructed as a quantization of a particular starting point have been so successful, especially whenever they're weakly coupled.”
“Forest's home form is calculable proof of the tenacity instilled in them by Davies – they have lost only once at home since September 2009, albeit in the play-off semi-final with Blackpool – and they will face few more rigorous assignments than this in the weeks ahead.”
“The costs of tariffs and trade regulation are far greater, because there are many implicit costs of undone/unseen deals, which are not calculable.”
“But looking at the latter figure, I doubt it is even calculable from any data available -- a gross misinterpretation of some data at best.”
“The financial consequences have too many variables and unknowns – from the price of oil to the share of the national debt – to be calculable.”
“We are talking more and more about sustainability, as an end to our oil resources is something almost calculable by now.”
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