Definition of communicable in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈmyo͞onəkəb(ə)l/


1Able to be communicated to others: the value of the product must be communicable to the potential consumers
More example sentences
  • Of course, I'm not sure how communicable his skills are.
  • Contributions made to the record of each patient by various health care professionals should be communicable to all other professionals involved in the patient's care process.
  • This understanding should be communicable to others, at least in the form of examples, and possibly (preferably) in the form of some general theory of software quality.
1.1(Of a disease) able to be transmitted from one sufferer to another; contagious or infectious.
Example sentences
  • In addition to paediatrics and infectious and communicable diseases, he long fostered an interest in environmental hazards, such as air pollution.
  • This is why they are called infectious or communicable diseases.
  • It requires donor screening and testing to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases.



Pronunciation: /kəˌmyo͞onəkəˈbilədē/
Example sentences
  • He presumed that if there is to be development, there must be better communicability.
  • In not a single case has human-to-human communicability been confirmed.
  • But there has been, as I perceive it, a profound loss of faith in contemporary music's communicability to a wider audience, and to be honest I think a fair number of composers nowadays don't really care.


Pronunciation: /-blē/
Example sentences
  • The receiver is communicably connected to the server and capable of sending a signal.
  • Significant issues will include ER visits, hospitalization, and illnesses that are communicably contagious.
  • In the early 1920's American citizens were being plagued by diphtheria, a highly communicably disease that was more often than not fatal at the time.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'communicating, having communication'): from Old French, from late Latin communicabilis, from the verb communicare 'to share' (see communicate).

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Syllabification: com·mu·ni·ca·ble

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