Definition of negotiable in English:

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Pronunciation: /nəˈɡōSH(ē)əb(ə)l/


1Open to discussion or modification: the price was not negotiable
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  • The fact that real estate fees are negotiable was discussed several times in the columns.
  • It's not negotiable, it's not open to question, and it never changes.
  • The concept of ‘unbounded person’ assumes that the boundary between one person and others is not fixed and definite, but flexible and negotiable.
open to discussion, discussable, flexible, open to modification;
unsettled, undecided
1.1(Of a document) able to be transferred or assigned to the legal ownership of another person.
Example sentences
  • The negotiable document setting down the terms of credit is the so-called bill of exchange.
  • Even a bill of lading which is not made negotiable operates as a document of title, because the consignee named therein can only claim delivery of the goods from the shipowner if able to produce the bill of lading.
  • Financial investment portfolio will hold easily negotiable assets assigned to the fiscal sustainability account and the heritage account.
1.2(Of an obstacle or pathway) able to be traversed; passable: such walkways must be accessible and negotiable for all users
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  • The Nobel Committee itself recognised this in its citation, proclaiming ‘that the only negotiable route to global peace and co-operation goes by way of the U.N’.
  • Slower vehicles, less negotiable routes and higher monetary costs lead to fewer journeys and shorter distances - and thus less traffic.
  • Slip down here, keeping right near the bottom and follow the rift along for a few metres until you see a negotiable route back up the rift over flowstone.



Pronunciation: /nəˌɡōSH(ē)əˈbilədē/
Example sentences
  • A key characteristic in African inheritance systems is the negotiability of rules and relationships and these rules and relationships concern rights over persons.
  • In The Street, a dialectic always buzzes between the need for order, negotiability, and legibility (even the inevitability of them) and the material facts that seem always to escape or exceed them.
  • Then they try to buy them based on the negotiability of the horses.

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Syllabification: ne·go·ti·a·ble

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