Etymology
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measurable (adj.)

c. 1300, "moderate, modest, discreet" (a sense now obsolete), from Old French mesurable "restrained, moderate, sensible; restricted," from Late Latin mensurabilis, from mensurare "to measure," from Latin mensura "a measuring, a measurement; thing to measure by," from mensus, past participle of metiri "to measure," from PIE root *me- (2) "to measure." Meaning "that can be measured" is from mid-14c. Related: Measurably.

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Definitions of measurable

measurable (adj.)
capable of being measured;
measurable depths
Synonyms: mensurable
measurable (adj.)
of distinguished importance;
a measurable figure in literature
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