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

  • adj. Possible to explain: explicable phenomena; explicable behavior.

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  • adj. Able to be explained.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being explicated; that may be explained or accounted for; admitting explanation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being unfolded, explained, or made clear or plain; capable of being accounted for; admitting explanation.

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

  • adj. capable of being explicated or accounted for

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Examples

  • Something more in the line of the explicable was a phenomenon observed in 1879 and in 1881 by Schiaparelli.

    Mars

  • Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe ..... blog. taragana.com "Officials from the wildlife department say there is no 'explicable' reason for the falling number of tigers."

    WN.com - Articles related to Film documents survival stories of tigers, other animals

  • Now the Madhya Pradesh forest minister himself says the big cats were poached and has asked for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe ..... blog. taragana.com "Officials from the wildlife department say there is no 'explicable' reason for the falling number of tigers."

    WN.com - Articles related to Film documents survival stories of tigers, other animals

  • It is one thing to deny that any such things happened … but to claim that they happened AND were just ordinary "explicable" occurrences … will THAT get God mad!

    GetReligion

  • "Officials from the wildlife department say there is no 'explicable' reason for the falling number of tigers."

    TreeHugger

  • In other words, we can conclude that all known adaptations are, in principle, explicable by natural selection.

    Crossroads

  • Nelson: None of us could have missed the statement in italics right at the beginning of the book, which Denton places in his introductory “Note to the Reader”: “The cosmos is a seamless unity which can be comprehended ultimately in its entirety by human reason and in which all phenomena, including life and evolution and the origin of man, are ultimately explicable in terms of natural processes” (p. xviii).

    Blast From the Past

  • All behaviour is explicable, post-hoc, by psychologists, and Roger Highfield's article contains an absolute classic of the genre.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • The work of Mommsen, Eucken and Heyse depicted reality in an explicable, idealised light.

    Articles - Literature

  • That this hurts the blacks disproportionately is simply explicable.

    Borjas: What's His Problem?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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