Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of being understood through study and observation; comprehensible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. understandable, comprehensible

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Discoverable by scrutiny, inquiry, or critical examination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being submitted to scrutiny; discoverable by scrutiny, inquiry, or critical examination.

Etymologies

Late Latin scrūtābilis, searchable, from Latin scrūtārī, to search; see scrutiny.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
By playful backformation from inscrutable (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Among the stories he told was an only partly scrutable tale tracing the roots of a favorite song to Billie Holiday , Cary Grant and a bowl of oatmeal allegedly made to levitate and assume new form as a moon.

    Singing Saw's Christmastime Tour

  • Manga doesn't "necessarily make Japan more 'scrutable,' but it definitely takes the lid off many otherwise opaque aspects of its society."

    Reading Japan

  • He goes at Craig, "Can you point to anything that [Kagan] has said or written," that would render he beliefs on key Constitutional issues scrutable?

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • "Traditionally, it's been a place where each neighborhood has a strong character with its own behavioral code that his not necessarily scrutable to or convenient for the sojourner"

    Going by the Book: Signs from Above

  • Does the "his not necessarily scrutable" refer to Podium Dudes?

    Going by the Book: Signs from Above

  • Traditionally, it's been a place where each neighborhood has a strong character with its own behavioral code that is not necessarily scrutable to or convenient for the sojourner, and where he or she might be expected to behave deferentially or at least respectfully while visiting.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • What remains less scrutable is how to provide nonvirtual services.

    Steps To Creating A Flash Company

  • If we were to choose a single governmental function which ought to remain in the public realm -- neutrally rendered and readily scrutable -- it would surely be that upon which all other government functions, and a government's very legitimacy, are predicated: The administration of elections.

    Rob Richie: John Gideon, R.I.P. -- and the "Gideon Initiative" for citizenship ownership of our elections

  • A poem describing a bird's singing says that it "sang for nothing scrutable."

    Emily's Ambassador

  • Tonight, when I told Tessa that someone was inscrutable, you yelled "UNSCRUTABLE!!!" and then you looked at me and said "I'm not scrutable."

    on not going gently

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