Definition of ponderable in English:

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ponderable

Pronunciation: /ˈpɒnd(ə)rəb(ə)l/

adjective

literary
Having appreciable weight or significance.
Example sentences
  • Thanks for your excellent site, which provides enough ponderable reading to have my brother ‘addicted’ to science, and keeps him from doing work all week.
  • Two years later these soul supporters of the Chinook formed the Chinook Owners Association and dedicated themselves to reviving Walden's ponderable vision.
  • It is a dense and ponderable epic with Stipe asking: ‘I used to think as birds take wing/they sing through life, so why can't we?’

Derivatives

ponderability

Pronunciation: /pɒnd(ə)rəˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Thus, concrete objects of experience, which have a high degree of ponderability, are the least substantial.
  • I said, we humans are not the determinant factor in the ponderability of the universe.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from late Latin ponderabilis, from ponderare 'weigh, reflect on' (see ponder).

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