Definition of determinable in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈtɜːmɪnəbl/


1Able to be definitely decided or ascertained: a readily determinable market value
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  • But even more fundamentally, he believed that nature exists independent of the experimenter, and the motions of particles are precisely determinable.
  • But even if I referred to a table for example, whether I were talking about a figure in a book or an item of furniture would only be determinable from the context and not solely from my use of the word itself.
  • Although, it was hard to tell, on a day when social status appeared to be determinable purely by the size of your sunglasses.
2 Law Capable of being brought to an end under given conditions.
Example sentences
  • The statutory meaning of notice to quit covers a notice exercising a break clause and clearly contemplates that a fixed term tenancy determinable by such a notice is still a ‘term of years certain’.
  • It may be no more than a licence determinable at any time, or a tenancy at will.
  • In any case where a residential contract is determinable by notice given by either party to the other, a notice so given shall be of no effect unless it is given not less than 4 weeks before the date on which it is to take effect.


Late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin determinabilis 'finite', from the verb determinare (see determine).

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