Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being tenable; tenableness.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being tenable; tenableness.

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  • noun The property of being tenable.

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  • noun the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person

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Examples

  • In addition to monitoring thermal conditions and visibility, researchers also measured the oxygen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide levels to determine the tenability, that is, survival conditions, on the fire floor.

    ACM TechNews

  • In addition to monitoring thermal conditions and visibility, researchers also measured the oxygen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide levels to determine the tenability, that is, survival conditions, on the fire floor.

    ACM TechNews

  • The story might be warm, but I sense a false assumption that those who do not fundamentally doubt their faith are somehow uncritical and naive about the tenability of their beliefs.

    Preach Your Doubts

  • And this connects with familiar debates as to the tenability of externalist views in the philosophy of mind.

    Petty Injuries

  • Demonstrating that they are not simply false but grossly mistaken thus serves as an index of the tenability of his remarks.

    Making a Monkey out of Pat Buchanan

  • The third question regards the tenability of the fundamental theory.

    Molecular Genetics

  • The tenability of such accounts concerns not only philosophers primarily interested in pleasure but also those more generally concerned with the nature of mind.

    Pleasure

  • In sum, the reduplicative strategy is of no use in showing the logical tenability of the two natures doctrine.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • In sum, the reduplicative strategy is of no use in showing the logical tenability of the two natures doctrine.

    The Maverick on Reduplication

  • The bulk of the arguments here attempt argument by example and reductio ad absurdum, as do most authors who attempt to demonstrate the tenability of their assertions by parallel links with plausible positions.

    Choice For Men: Do Feminists and Pro-Lifers Make The Same Argument?

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