Definition of explicable in English:

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explicable

Pronunciation: /ikˈsplikəb(ə)l/ /ˈekspləkəb(ə)l/

adjective

Able to be accounted for or understood: the English class system is not entirely explicable in terms of money
More example sentences
  • Fear makes violence more explicable and hatred more understandable.
  • The trend is explicable in terms of a set of often unrelated and often seemingly innocuous market decisions and administrative policies.
  • But the moral status of animals, I suggest, also generates a responsibility that may not be fully explicable in terms of animals' interests.
Synonyms
explainable, understandable, comprehensible, accountable, intelligible, interpretable

Origin

Mid 16th century: from French, or from Latin explicabilis, from explicare (see explicate).

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Syllabification: ex·pli·ca·ble

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