Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of being presumed or taken for granted; reasonable as a supposition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being presumed or taken for granted; such as may be supposed to be true or entitled to belief without examination or direct evidence, or on probable evidence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Such as may be presumed or supposed to be true; that seems entitled to belief without direct evidence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Capable of being presumed.

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

  • adjective capable of being inferred on slight grounds

Etymologies

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presume +‎ -able

Examples

  • Next Mission: Dewitt and her associates don't know where Echo is, but it seems that Paul Ballard (Tahmoh Penikett) does as the two begin training for a presumable return to the Dollhouse.

    ‘Dollhouse’ Episode 2.05 & 2.06 Recaps: ‘The Public Eye’ & ‘The Left Hand’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • In the morning, sick and headachey from the gin, he crawled out to find the sun still in the sky and God presumable in heaven, for his hosts were alive and uninjured.

    THE TERRIBLE SOLOMONS

  • Obama victim: please tell us how Obama victimized you ... also, when you and many others on here that are presumable REP continue to call him other than by his name, you continue to support the real truth: Uneducated, misinformed accusers (mostly REPs) = HYPOCRITES!

    Reports: Big labor leader to step down

  • Observers of subsequent, similar military behaviors — from Stanley Kubrick to Michael Moore to Anthony Swofford, whose memoir Jarhead was rapturously received when it came out on the eve of the Iraq War — have tended to see psychosis to the exclusion of much else, as a presumable product of cynical, fractured times and wars unballasted with the meaning we ascribe to the Good War.

    Getting Their Guns Off

  • Observers of subsequent, similar military behaviors — from Stanley Kubrick to Michael Moore to Anthony Swofford, whose memoir Jarhead was rapturously received when it came out on the eve of the Iraq War — have tended to see psychosis to the exclusion of much else, as a presumable product of cynical, fractured times and wars unballasted with the meaning we ascribe to the Good War.

    Getting Their Guns Off

  • The new and improved YouTube XL (presumable the XL stands for extra large) boasts a better interface than the old “YouTube for TV,” though it lacks a few of the features available on YouTube proper.

    YouTube XL Brings YouTube To Your TV | Lifehacker Australia

  • But if you are talking a game of chicken with China you are presumable talking about more than a very small devaluation, and that would be bad for people who want to buy goods from the world – which is just more than Wal Mart junk from China.

    Matthew Yglesias » Dollar Dollar Bill

  • Somebody has to pay for that, and then that somebody will presumable want to recoup that cost as part of the sales price.

    Matthew Yglesias » Marginal Cost Pricing: iPad Edition

  • They are hard to track as they often stay in the shadows, and their involvement in acts of violence is usually only presumable.

    The Whisperers: The People Who Can Make Us Kill

  • Observers of subsequent, similar military behaviors — from Stanley Kubrick to Michael Moore to Anthony Swofford, whose memoir Jarhead was rapturously received when it came out on the eve of the Iraq War — have tended to see psychosis to the exclusion of much else, as a presumable product of cynical, fractured times and wars unballasted with the meaning we ascribe to the Good War.

    Getting Their Guns Off

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