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  • adj. Able to be explained or understood

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being explained or made plain to the understanding; capable of being interpreted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being explained or made plain; interpretable.

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

  • adj. capable of being understood


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explain +‎ -able


  • By a coincidence that is entirely explainable, the Arabic word Baqar, meaning cow or ox, gets fudged into the word Bakra, originating from the Sanskrit varkar.


  • If you are still working with "explainable" theories...check out these articles by NanoTechnology expert J Storrs Hall Josh Hall:

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  • The Times says trying KSM in a military court is "explainable" but the policy of having civilian trials for terrorist suspects should remain.

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  • The official said some of the information in the story is "explainable," in that some "redundancy" is necessary in the intelligence community.

  • Honestly, the vast majority, even those with great track records, when we really tear apart the way they invest, we just walk away unconvinced that they are really a great investor with a repeatable process that is explainable and logical.

    A Bond Giant's Stock-Fund Strategy

  • "All of these were explainable things," Ricks said of accusations he faced in several locations, including spending late nights with students in a dorm room in Atlanta, inappropriate contact with students in Hampton Roads, allegations of unethical behavior in Caroline County and stalking boys while a teacher in Manassas.

    Ex-Va. teacher Ricks pleads guilty to child porn, gets 25 years

  • Unfortunately, not everything happening a the Cern Hadron Collider is explainable

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  • Otherwise, love is not explainable, it just is, and thank your God for it if you have it!

    ame soeur - French Word-A-Day

  • In “The Men of Forty Mile,” for example, London explains that life in general is explainable in terms of a deterministic framework.

    “The Kipling of the Klondike”: Naturalism in London's Early Fiction

  • A school's choice in this regard should be driven by good and publicly explainable reasons: if there is only one slot and a few appropriate candidates, that might counsel in favor of shorter deadlines; if there are many slots and it's already near the end of the hiring season, that might warrant greater flexibility. Exploding Offers are Evil


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