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

  • adj. Easy or possible to negotiate or be negotiated: negotiable demands; a negotiable road.
  • adj. Transferable from one person to another by delivery or by delivery and endorsement: negotiable securities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able to be traversed.
  • adj. Able to be transferred to another person, with or without endorsement
  • adj. Open to negotiation or bargaining.
  • n. Something that is open to negotiation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being negotiated; transferable by assignment or indorsement to another person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being negotiated.

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

  • adj. legally transferable to the ownership of another
  • adj. able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise
  • adj. capable of being passed or negotiated


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  • The point is that what I'm trying to illustrate here is the difference (and conflict) between aesthetic forms founded in negotiable conventions (e.g. the poem) and aesthetic forms founded in non-negotiable requirements (e.g. the sonnet).

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  • What we call a Stock Exchange has been defined as "an organized market for dealings in negotiable securities issued by, and for the financing of governments, municipalities, public bodies, and business corporations, formed under the law of the countries in which they are incorporated".

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  • Institute, hold forty-six billions of capital invested in negotiable securities alone.

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  • A good rule of thumb is that you should look to knock 0.5 per cent off whatever commission rate the estate agent quotes, and, in fact, often the agents will tell you that their commission rates are "negotiable" - particularly if they know you are getting valuations from three or more agents.

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  • Make sure the promissory note that the buyer signs is fully negotiable, that is, transferable to another party.

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  • The very act of talking opens the possibility that their agenda will at some point be negotiable, which is half-way to surrender.

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  • Q Well, are your terms negotiable, or are they just parameters?

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  • USD 4.1 million, thanks to the appreciation of shares classified as negotiable, which reduced their volatility compared to the year before, due to the reclassification of a large part of their investments, which went from being negotiable to permanent in October of 2008.


  • Neither will the best propaganda machine guarantee veracity which in these ever-changing perameters has to mean something, for if truth turns out to be 'negotiable' then we might as well all go home.

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  • The only "negotiable" terms on these loans is actually simply the interest rate, and then you will find there is only a 1/2% or 1% difference between banking institutions.

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