Definitions

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

  • adj. Possible to verify: a verifiable account of the incident; verifiable sales data.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able to be verified or confirmed.
  • adj. Able to be qualified by a Boolean expression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being verified; confirmable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being verified; capable of being proved or confirmed by incontestable evidence; confirmable.

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

  • adj. capable of being tested (verified or falsified) by experiment or observation
  • adj. capable of being verified

Etymologies

verify +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The clue to what is politically effective is to be found not so much in verifiable good or bad effects flowing from political acts as in whether the incumbent can continue indefinitely to convey the impression of knowing what is to be done (Edelman 1964, 76-77, emph. added).

    Murray Edelman and the Myth of the Rational Voter, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • - The Gates Foundation's business is philanthropy, which deals in verifiable benefits.

    Sound Politics: Best of Times

  • Mr. Bush calls it a positive step, but he warns there has to be what he calls a verifiable process -- Wolf?

    CNN Transcript Sep 19, 2005

  • Obama's word - "verifiable" - has set the 65-nation Conference on Disarmament on a possible course toward negotiating a treaty after years of deadlock, most recently because the Bush administration argued that a pact could not be verified by inspections and monitoring.

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  • The U.S. president's word - "verifiable" - has set the 65-nation Conference on Disarmament on a possible course toward negotiating a treaty after years of deadlock, most recently because the Bush administration argued that a pact couldn't be verified by inspections and monitoring.

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  • The U.S. president's word -- "verifiable" -- has set the 65-nation Conference on Disarmament on a possible course toward negotiating a treaty after years of deadlock, most recently because the Bush administration argued that a pact couldn't be verified by inspections and monitoring.

    ModerateVoters.org

  • What might be a more useful exercise for the ABA are accreditation requirements for publishing in verifiable form the institution’s rate of bar passage, and the number or percentage of graduates actually working in permanent legal employment, and of what type.

    Matthew Yglesias » Too Many Lawyers, But Also Too Many Cartels

  • The Times article failed to name verifiable accounts of sources and people involved.

    Hillary Supporter Lanny Davis Suggests Proposals For Florida And Michigan

  • By 6-3, the three dissents all embracing the idea of verifiable photo identification and the burden that is requisite for registering and voting in this country and that's very important and a change, a see change.

    CNN Transcript Apr 30, 2008

  • It turns out that ID is far from being verifiable, that is all that needs to be agreed on.

    Would the Real "Michael Egnor" Please Stand Up? - The Panda's Thumb

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