Definition of demonstrable in US English:



  • Clearly apparent or capable of being logically proved.

    ‘the demonstrable injustices of racism’
    • ‘But there is no demonstrable shortage of low skilled workers in the United States today.’
    • ‘The only grounds I have [to refuse permission for the trials] is if there is demonstrable scientific evidence to offset the decision.’
    • ‘You need superior technology, but you also need a demonstrable advantage over any competing method of doing business.’
    • ‘No such compelling reason, proven facts or demonstrable mistake has emerged.’
    • ‘Unless there is demonstrable chance of harm to the child, grandparents should be able to visit their grandchildren.’
    • ‘There was no apparent increased risk of getting a brain tumour demonstrable that could be related to the use of a mobile phone.’
    • ‘They need to make sure that cameras are at sites where their need is demonstrable.’
    • ‘I think it's something that could be resented by students and parents alike, particularly if they didn't believe there was a demonstrable need for it.’
    • ‘He said the campaign, which has been running since May, has had a demonstrable effect on sales.’
    • ‘You will not be disappointed if you are looking for strong direction and, a clear plot and actors with clear, demonstrable talent.’
    • ‘The supermarket chain argues that the extension plans will enhance the vitality and viability of the town centre without causing demonstrable harm.’
    • ‘These findings show that meditation has a demonstrable neurological effect.’
    • ‘Perhaps mindful of the demonstrable double standard, however, this time a different reason was given for deleting the post.’
    • ‘The idea of increasing their already generous remuneration, without demonstrable justification, is outrageous.’
    • ‘Group influences on the individual are marked, easily demonstrable and pervasive.’
    • ‘As far as we know none of them succeeded in any demonstrable way.’
    • ‘It is demonstrable, for that matter, that poverty and poor health go together.’
    • ‘The limitations of such a view of ‘instinct’ are clearly demonstrable in Freud's writings on art and artists.’
    • ‘We did not expect that the demonstrable benefits of quite different types of psychotherapy would be so little different.’
    • ‘In principle, continuity is eminently desirable but the principle shrivels if what is being continued doesn't have demonstrable worth.’
    verifiable, provable, attestable, evincible
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Late Middle English: from Latin demonstrabilis, from demonstrare ‘point out’.