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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•serv•a•bleəbˈzɜr və bəl(adj.)

  1. capable of being or liable to be observed; discernible.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. worthy of being celebrated or observed:

    an observable holiday.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. deserving of attention; noteworthy.

Origin of observable:

1600–10; < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. perceptibly, noticeably, observably(adverb)

    in a noticeable manner

    "he changed noticeably over the years"


  1. observably(Adverb)

    To a detectable degree, sufficient to be observed.

    As the planet orbits the star, it causes a wobble in the star's motion, which can be detected as a small but observably large Doppler effect.

  2. observably(Adverb)

    In an observable manner.

    From the point of view of earth-based observatories, the effect of the planet's orbit around the star is that the star observably wobbles.

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