Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being squeezed out by pressure.
- Capable of being uttered, declared, shown, or represented.
- adj. Able to be expressed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being expressed, squeezed out, shown, represented, or uttered.
- adj. capable of being expressed
“It was a condition not to be expressed by such terms as a gratified church might have been able to concede -- by some elevation to a higher sphere of influence or other worldly favour; it was a figure baldly commercial, expressible, that is, in pounds, shillings and pence.”
“It was a "microblogging" service that allowed one to broadcast one's thoughts to the world, on one condition: that they should be expressible in not more than 140 characters.”
“Absolute truth is only expressible via metaphor and stylistic sophistication (profound simplicity).”
“Reality: The deep fallacy is the idea that any concept occurring in the human mind and expressible in language is a real measurable entity.”
“Moving up is harder in a different way because the lesser language often hides abstractions that are directly expressible in the higher (a complicated nest of for next lops. ifs and assignments may (in the end) decompose cleanly into sequence ops in haskell but it is sometimes difficult to see and/or extract those).”
“Accordingly, where ISJs introverted, sensory, judging types maintain and enjoy their hobbies all their lives, INJs tend to lose interest when the fluid nature of unrealized meaning takes expressible shape and has meaning for others.”
“The creative thinker must think in the terms of the logic, the thought patterns, the expressible concepts of his culture.”
“Maybe in your distinctions there's a clue, aside from questions of style, in how spectacle can become an analogue for less expressible inner conflicts, and that when it is not (as in the phantom Star Wars, of which, like you, I remember almost nothing) it becomes, as you say, simply CGI backdrops and therefore has no resonance.”
“They're just a program whose source code is expressible in the programming language of mathematics, and which instructs the universe what to do.”
“Regarding empirical data, consider that most of the ideas in economics are expressible as statements about the sign of the first partial derivative of two variables.”
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