scrutable
adjective Etymology: Late Latin scrutabilis searchable, from Latin scrutari Date: circa 1600 capable of being deciphered ; comprehensible

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Scrutable — Scru ta*ble, a. Discoverable by scrutiny, inquiry, or critical examination. [R.] Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrutable — I adjective apprehensible, beholdable, cognizable, comprehensible, conspicuous, discoverable, easily observed, easily seen, easily understood, evident, explicable, explicit, fathomable, intelligible, knowable, manifest, noticeable, observable,… …   Law dictionary

  • scrutable — [skro͞ot′ə bəl] adj. [LL * scrutabilis: see INSCRUTABLE] not inscrutable; open to being understood …   English World dictionary

  • scrutable — scrutability, n. /skrooh teuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being understood by careful study or investigation. [1590 1600; < L scrut(ari) (see SCRUTINY) + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • scrutable — adjective understandable, comprehensible …   Wiktionary

  • scrutable — adj. comprehensible, can be understood through examination or investigation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scrutable — scru·ta·ble …   English syllables

  • scrutable — scru•ta•ble [[t]ˈskru tə bəl[/t]] adj. comprehensible • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L scrūt(ārī) …   From formal English to slang

  • scrutable — /ˈskrutəbəl/ (say skroohtuhbuhl) adjective that may be penetrated or understood by investigation. {Latin, stem of scrutārī inspect closely + able} …   Australian English dictionary

  • scrutable —   a. understandable upon close examination …   Dictionary of difficult words

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