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explicable Syllabification: ex·pli·ca·ble
Pronunciation: /ekˈsplikəbəl/ /ˈeksplik-/

Definition of explicable in English:


Able to be accounted for or understood: the English class system is not entirely explicable in terms of money
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  • 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.
explainable, understandable, comprehensible, accountable, intelligible, interpretable


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

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