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  • adj. Able to be grasped
  • adj. Able to be understood or comprehended; understandable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being grasped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being grasped.

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

  • adj. capable of being apprehended or understood


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grasp +‎ -able


  • It's to give a "graspable," whole picture -- take it home, put it on the shelf, and now I've got the view of it.

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  • "I think these kind of graspable interfaces are very much needed, and do provide a much more intuitive interface," said Dinesh K. Pai, a computer science professor at the University of British Columbia.

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  • And a text can be more graspable, more ready to give up its secrets, if the reader has some structural principles to measure it against.

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  • The problem, as he pointed out—citing the work of Mark Liberman, a linguistics professor at the University of Pennsylvania—is that statistical differences between groups are much more graspable when shown graphically, usually in overlapping distribution curves.

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  • I think that because the time of the ancient Celts itself is a murky one, with few graspable “facts” it does get marketed more as fantasy.

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  • What properties does a snippet of our lives have to possess in order to qualify as a graspable unit that our minds can label as a part going towards a whole or merely a part unto itself.


  • Expect, too, for all those reasons to vanish behind what most Americans will see as the far more obvious and graspable cause: President Obama's regulatory assault on domestic oil and gas production.

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  • Which is partly a testament to my mapmaking (non -) skill, but also partly the purpose of a map — to render something as vast as a landscape into a comprehensible, graspable, quantifiable representation.

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  • In truth, the scent was one of the more graspable concepts on display.

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  • If you're a party that claims to have beliefs, do you go to where the voters are, perfecting the art of the easy road to a graspable majority?

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