Definitions

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  • adj. Capable of being obtained or procured.

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  • adj. Capable of being obtained.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being obtained, procured, or gained; procurable: as, a dye obtainable from a plant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being obtained

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Examples

  • It demonstrated that the maximum work obtainable from a process could be calculated from the heat evolved at temperatures close to absolute zero - earlier ideas had not considered the effects of temperature - and conditions of equilibrium in many chemical reactions could now be precisely worked out.

    Walther Nernst - Biography

  • Matters had, broadly put, reached and remained at that stage, when in the century's last decade experimental examination of mammalian reflexes detected (1892) examples of inhibition of surprising potency and machine-like regularity, readily obtainable from the mammalian spinal cord in its action on the extensors of the hind limb; the inhibitory relaxation of the extension was linked with concomitant reflex contraction of their antagonistic muscles, the flexors.

    Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture

  • But such Bank loans require a government guarantee, which is not always obtainable from the government, or indeed always acceptable to the private corporation.

    Fifteen Years at the World Bank

  • Land grants were obtainable from the Spanish Government by proving priority of claim, but the concession was only given after wearisome delay, and sometimes it took years to obtain the title-deeds.

    The Philippine Islands

  • Perhaps one of the chief reasons why the power of the Victoria Falls has not been used, as yet it may be, is because of the cheap power obtainable from the adjacent coal mines-seventy miles south-for here they can mine good coal at a cost of ten shillings to ten and six pence per ton.

    The Cape to Cairo Railway and River Route

  • If early education is worth studying at all, the educator who devotes his attention to it will find it necessary to define the differences in principle between the Montessori programme and other programmes, and to carry out careful tests of the results obtainable from the various systems and their feasible combinations.

    The Montessori Method

  • Emperor had thereupon invested the General with full authority to proceed to the Prussian headquarters and treat for the surrender of the vanquished army on the most advantageous terms obtainable; how, finally, a council of war had been convened with the object of deciding what possibilities there were of further protracting the struggle successfully by the defense of the fortress.

    The Downfall

  • (not without regret for their lightness and comfort), and my soft, grey travelling suit, and, in fact, all my clothing; and proceeded to array myself in the clothes of the other and unimaginable men, who must have been indeed unfortunate to have had to part with such rags for the pitiable sums obtainable from a dealer.

    THE DESCENT

  • (not without regret for their lightness and comfort), and my soft, gray travelling suit, and, in fact, all my clothing; and proceeded to array myself in the clothes of the other and unimaginable men, who must have been indeed unfortunate to have had to part with such rags for the pitiable sums obtainable from a dealer.

    The Descent

  • “That gives us about half an hour or three-quarters here — if a conveyance is obtainable, that is.”

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

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