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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛʒ(ə)rəb(ə)l

Definition of measurable in English:


1Able to be measured: objectives should be measurable and achievable
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  • He believed in having goals that were achievable and measurable, and he believed that you needed to be prepared in order to do what you set out to do.
  • In order to be worthwhile, your objectives must be Smart - simple, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely.
  • Because computers produce a readily measurable output in units of computational power or memory capacity, it is a sector of the economy that readily lends itself to this kind of analysis.
1.1Large enough to be measured; noticeable: a small but measurable improvement in behaviour
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  • The upshot of all this stuff is that customers will notice quite measurable differences in latency and bandwidth improvements in networking on existing machines.
  • Initially, the results were measurable, but not noticeable, improvements in performance.
  • However, I didn't notice any measurable difference in temperature inside the case.
appreciable, noticeable, significant, visible, tangible, perceptible, obvious, striking, material, moderate, reasonable


Middle English (in the sense 'moderate'): from Old French mesurable, from late Latin mensurabilis, from Latin mensurare 'to measure'.



Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Lengths and thicknesses are instances of simple material natures, and measurability in units is one of the ‘common natures’.
  • Greater accountability leads to greater measurability of impact.
  • We will consider here four important criteria: usefulness to a company's marketing planning; size of the resulting segments; their measurability; and accessibility.


[as submodifier]: the company’s performance was measurably better
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  • It is possible that the long-run and short-run effects of policy are measurably different.
  • The scene in the basement had deteriorated measurably.
  • Can they be effectively taught and measurably improved?

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