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Definition of "calculable" [cal•cu•la•ble]

  • That can be calculated or estimated: calculable odds. (adjective)
  • Readily relied on; dependable: a calculable assistant. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "calculable" in a sentence
  • "Grice pointed out that conversational implicatures have the following properties: (i) they are calculable, that is, inferable from, among other things, the cooperative principle and the conversational maxims; (ii) they are cancelable either explicitly"
  • "Two types of forgiveness may thus be distinguished: conditional ( "calculable" forgiveness following an act of repentance in which the guilty party promises never to engage in what is demanded by forgiveness) andunconditional (forgiving the unforgivable without conditions, a forgiveness which is incalculable and therefore impossible)."
  • "Despite many such assertions there, no one has demonstrated in the least the damage that you say is "calculable" and "non-trivial.""