tenability
noun see tenable

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tenability — Ten a*bil i*ty (t[e^]n [.a]*b[i^]l [i^]*t[y^]), n. The quality or state of being tenable; tenableness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenability — noun the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person he questioned the tenability of my claims • Syn: ↑reasonableness, ↑tenableness • Derivationally related forms: ↑tenable (for: ↑tenableness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenability — See tenable. * * * …   Universalium

  • tenability — noun The property of being tenable …   Wiktionary

  • tenability — n. capability of being maintained or defended, defensibility, reasonableness, plausibility …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tenability — ten·a·bil·i·ty …   English syllables

  • tenable — tenability, tenableness, n. tenably, adv. /ten euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being held, maintained, or defended, as against attack or dispute: a tenable theory. 2. capable of being occupied, possessed, held, or enjoyed, as under certain… …   Universalium

  • reasonableness — noun 1. goodness of reason and judgment the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges • Derivationally related forms: ↑reasonable • Hypernyms: ↑wisdom, ↑wiseness, ↑soundness • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenableness — noun the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person he questioned the tenability of my claims • Syn: ↑reasonableness, ↑tenability • Derivationally related forms: ↑tenable, ↑tenable (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tenableness — Ten a*ble*ness, n. Same as {Tenability}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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