Definition of defensible in English:

defensible

Line breaks: de¦fens|ible
Pronunciation: /dɪˈfɛnsɪb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

defensibility

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
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  • But hopefully it will also allow us to increase our defensibility.
  • Once the matter is formulated in this way, however, the important question is not so much the defensibility of the modest essentialist position as its significance.
  • Legal defensibility of the tests is also an important component.

defensibly

adverb
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  • In some ways Lewis's theory is the diametric opposite of the equally clear-cut theory first proposed by Jaakko Hintikka (that Cubism is rigorously and defensibly realism) - a theory Lewis in effect ascribes to Clark.
  • A design problem in writing a short piece is that insufficient space to say things defensibly inevitably generates misunderstandings.
  • Commercial country music might defensibly be described as a ‘verbal’ art form.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'capable of giving protective defence'): from late Latin defensibilis, from Latin defendere (see defend).

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