understandable
adjective see understand

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Understandable — Un der*stand a*ble ([u^]n d[ e]r*st[a^]nd [.a]*b l), a. Capable of being understood; intelligible. Chillingworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • understandable — index ascertainable, cognizable, coherent (clear), comprehensible, elementary, explicit, lucid, o …   Law dictionary

  • understandable — (adj.) late 14c., able to understand; late 15c., able to be understood, from UNDERSTAND (Cf. understand) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: UNDERSTANDABLY (Cf. Understandably) …   Etymology dictionary

  • understandable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be understood. 2) to be expected; natural, reasonable, or forgivable. DERIVATIVES understandably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • understandable — adj. 1 seeming normal and reasonable VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ very ▪ completely, entirely …   Collocations dictionary

  • understandable — un|der|stand|a|ble [ˌʌndəˈstændəbəl US dər ] adj 1.) understandable behaviour, reactions etc seem normal and reasonable because of the situation you are in ▪ It is understandable that parents are angry, and looking for someone to blame. ▪ He just …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • understandable — un|der|stand|a|ble [ ,ʌndər stændəbl ] adjective * 1. ) normal and reasonable in a particular situation: Their reaction is perfectly understandable in the circumstances. understandable (that): It s understandable that mistakes were made. 2. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • understandable — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)stæ̱ndəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone s behaviour or feelings as understandable, you think that they have reacted to a situation in a natural way or in the way you would expect. His unhappiness was understandable.… …   English dictionary

  • understandable */ — UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈstændəb(ə)l] / US [ˌʌndərˈstændəb(ə)l] adjective 1) normal and reasonable in a particular situation Their reaction is perfectly understandable in the circumstances. understandable (that): It s understandable that mistakes were made.… …   English dictionary

  • understandable — adjective 1 able to be understood; comprehensible: The announcement was barely understandable. 2 understandable behaviour, reactions etc seem normal and reasonable because of the situation you are in: Her anger was entirely understandable in the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • understandable — adjective 1) make it understandable to the layman Syn: comprehensible, intelligible, clear, plain, unambiguous, transparent, straightforward, explicit, coherent 2) an understandable desire Syn: unsurprising …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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