Definition of demonstrable in English:

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demonstrable

Pronunciation: /dɪˈmɒnstrəb(ə)l/

adjective

Clearly apparent or capable of being logically proved: the demonstrable injustices of racism
More example sentences
  • The limitations of such a view of ‘instinct’ are clearly demonstrable in Freud's writings on art and artists.
  • No such compelling reason, proven facts or demonstrable mistake has emerged.
  • You will not be disappointed if you are looking for strong direction and, a clear plot and actors with clear, demonstrable talent.
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demonstrability

Pronunciation: /dɪˌmɒnstrəˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Without the demonstrability of foolishness, there would be no hope for human progress.
  • To be sure, in traditional Catholic thought, God's ‘demonstrability’ has been considered, in Aquinas's terms, to belong not to the ‘articles of faith’ but to the ‘preambles to the articles.’
  • Such convictions though can never reach the level of absolute clarity and demonstrability that was sought by modernist epistemologies.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin demonstrabilis, from demonstrare 'point out'.

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