Definition of deliverable in English:



  • Able to be delivered.

    ‘goods in a deliverable state’
    • ‘And happen it will before the last bar of deliverable silver is gone.’
    • ‘The next step is to identify a pair of ‘readily deliverable, high quality projects’ that it hopes to get its teeth into before Christmas.’
    • ‘Mustard gas is close to irrelevant weighed against the threat of nuclear weapons, especially effectively deliverable ones.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, it is often not enough and the final designs that we turn into deliverable software are still not as good as they should be.’
    • ‘The most basic deliverable metric is to count the number of parts released to the manufacturing resource planning bill of materials.’
    • ‘‘The research projects should be based on deliverable outputs, rather than on the input desires of individuals or groups,’ he says.’
    • ‘It should also include deliverable milestones all along the way.’
    • ‘In so doing they have re-energised Third World preventive medicine; the goal is deliverable technology, cheap drugs, vaccines you only give once.’
    • ‘If you're able to specify the deliverable hardware, be conservative; try to look at this from the turnkey system viewpoint, as opposed to office desktop.’
    • ‘If we are not going to find these moneys, either scrutiny or the Council needs to come up with a deliverable idea to make savings.’
    • ‘Getting planning permission for such a deliverable project would be a major step but we have a lot of work to do in putting funding to together.’
    • ‘These ambitions, however, need to be turned into a credible and deliverable programme of investments…’
    • ‘Will the emphasis continue to be on deliverable targets that can be linked back to government policies, even if this risks displacing other (possibly more important) goals?’
    • ‘But it is criminal when politicians hold out these promises without a detailed, deliverable plan.’
    • ‘At a recent meeting, an officer in the transport planning department cheerfully stated: ‘We do not have a deliverable transport strategy beyond the ring road.’’
    • ‘So it's much more deliverable out of our hands than would have been the case before.’
    • ‘Also, review the specifications and deliverable descriptions to be used by potential providers.’
    • ‘It would also acknowledge the fact, clearer by the day, that world war is so much more deliverable than world peace.’
    • ‘It is equally important that those who live, work and play in the area make their contributions to add to and shape the master plan with practical and deliverable visionary ideas.’
    • ‘‘We have been told that if we can come up with sensible, deliverable solutions then ministers will look on them very favourably and provide the additional resources required,’ he said.’


usually deliverables
  • A thing able to be provided, especially as a product of a development process.

    • ‘So what are my final deliverables, as consultants are fond of saying?’
    • ‘The better you understand the software's underlying logic flow, the easier and faster it will be to produce and discuss the deliverables you and your clients want.’
    • ‘Like I was saying, we just need to productize our deliverables so that we can optimize our solution cycles.’
    • ‘Figure 1 shows the project phases and the key project deliverables produced.’
    • ‘There are multiple deliverables that should be produced during the design phase of creating your software, whether you do it yourself, or outsource the design.’
    • ‘However, organizations sometimes find it difficult to take that view when there is strong pressure for short-term delivery of products or deliverables from users.’
    • ‘Nothing there is really broken, they just need someone dedicated on the inside to focus on what's there and then clean up/redefine some processes and deliverables.’
    • ‘The designers of the poster chose a format with concentric circles for client deliverables, intermediate products and activities.’
    • ‘The successful candidate will be responsible for executing assigned projects with deliverables developed on a compressed schedule that might exhibit rapid changes in direction.’
    • ‘You'll notice that none of this necessarily involves a computer - although I'll admit it's hard to produce really slick deliverables with a 2HB pencil.’
    • ‘Four areas are considered: the high performance work system, alignment with business strategy, human resources deliverables and human resources efficiency.’
    • ‘Already talking to people about producing deliverables.’
    • ‘With parameters set by the information architect's deliverables, development can flow more easily than ill-defined tasks.’
    • ‘Tell them what the deliverables are and what they are going to be charged.’
    • ‘This may be because of the individualistic tendency to have an underlying definition of a team as a task-oriented entity, focused on a specific activity, with formal roles and deliverables.’
    • ‘Revenue arrangements that qualified for this treatment included those that present objective, reliable evidence of fair value to allocate the total fee to the deliverables.’
    • ‘Each client group has different information needs, and you will need to determine the deliverables you want to offer each client.’
    • ‘This analysis should outline high-level deliverables that will result from the project meeting its goals.’
    • ‘Assess your core competencies, limitations and deliverables honestly.’
    • ‘‘It would not be unusual in any investment for the government to expect specific deliverables,’ one source close to the matter said.’