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  • adj. Able to be expressed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being expressed, squeezed out, shown, represented, or uttered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being squeezed out by pressure.
  • Capable of being uttered, declared, shown, or represented.

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

  • adj. capable of being expressed


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  • 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.

    South Wind

  • 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.

    Twitter's five-year evolution from ridicule to dissidents' tool

  • Absolute truth is only expressible via metaphor and stylistic sophistication (profound simplicity).

    C.S. Lewis on Evolutionism (the Myth)

  • Reality: The deep fallacy is the idea that any concept occurring in the human mind and expressible in language is a real measurable entity.

    Dan Agin: Black and White in America IV: IQ Myths and Realities

  • 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).

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The creative thinker must think in the terms of the logic, the thought patterns, the expressible concepts of his culture.

    David Loy - Rethinking Karma

  • 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.

    More Aesthetics

  • They're just a program whose source code is expressible in the programming language of mathematics, and which instructs the universe what to do.

    Bits and Pieces of an RNA World

  • 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.

    Austrian Economists and the mainstream, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty


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