Definitions

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  • adj. That can be captured.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being captured; liable to capture.

Etymologies

capture +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Only a small percentage of emitted CO2 is 'capturable' since most emissions aren't pure enough," the notes say.

    DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science

  • I think of high-concept books as ones that have big juicy plot hooks capturable in quick buzzy sound bites, or anything that gets described as X meets Y, as in "The Babysitters Club meets Twilight."

    Think of the grownups

  • The views and faces he captured were captured by others, and were infinitely capturable.

    Blague d'art: Newstalgia

  • Secondly the Blue team rezzed several decoy flags, and when those were removed, the remaining flag was not capturable by the red team, the first is unsporting, the second another "bug" in favor of the blue team.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Again, this conclusion is potentially supported by the literature on moral particularism, which allows that a property's moral relevance can vary not only from context to context, but also in a way not capturable by a general theory (Dancy 1993).

    Human/Non-Human Chimeras

  • Understanding something about the world of art just habituates us to living in a world which is strange, not a world that's capturable and containable, and I think that's good for us as people of faith.

    What Difference Does it Make? - The Gospel in Contemporary Culture Questions & Answers Session

  • If they can capture those text messages, and if she posted herself on a dating site, or on Myspace, those are easily capturable, Mike Brooks.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2007

  • This slight of hand has convinced us that Truth is capturable with thought's butterfly nets.

    You can't begin yourself away from what you're already doing.

  • The information captured by the proposed technology-neutral standards would be limited to the kind of information that is now capturable in analog settings, the kind of information you might find in a phone bill, the content of the communications would remain off limits to monitoring by intelligence authorities, except when current legal standards are met.

    CNN Transcript Sep 25, 2001

  • Infrastructure was an example of something that took too long to develop, as were expenditures on basic research and development—a case in which the benefits might be quite diffused and thus not capturable by the firm that spent the money.

    THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS

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