One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Open to investigation, inquiry, or research.
- ‘A high proportion of the cases were rejected as premature or outside the jurisdiction of the Commissioner; only 862 were found to be investigable and only 241 were actually investigated.’
- ‘In Hooker's words, the laws of the works of nature ‘are investigable by reason, without the help of revelation supernatural and divine’.’
- ‘By employing the constructs of ‘attention’ and ‘attentiveness,’ film scholars can formulate investigable problems.’
Late 16th century: from late Latin investigabilis, from investigare (see investigate).
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