Definition of investigable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvɛstɪɡəb(ə)l/


Open to investigation, inquiry, or research.
Example sentences
  • A high proportion of the cases were rejected as premature or outside the jurisdiction of the Commissioner; only 862 were found to be investigable and only 241 were actually investigated.
  • In Hooker's words, the laws of the works of nature ‘are investigable by reason, without the help of revelation supernatural and divine’.
  • By employing the constructs of ‘attention’ and ‘attentiveness,’ film scholars can formulate investigable problems.


Late 16th century: from late Latin investigabilis, from investigare (see investigate).

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