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əˈfɔr də bəl, əˈfoʊr-af·ford·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. low-cost, low-priced, affordableadjective

    that you have the financial means for

    "low-cost housing"


  1. affordableadjective

    something that can be afforded.

  2. Etymology: afford + -able


  1. affordable

    Affordable refers to something that is reasonably priced and within one's financial means. It implies that the cost of a product, service, or activity is not too high and can be easily purchased, accessed or managed without causing financial hardship. The perception of what is considered affordable can vary based on an individual's income, expenses, and personal financial situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affordableadjective

    that may be afforded

Editors Contribution

  1. affordable

    Able to be afforded by a working adult who earns a starting wage of the standard living wage, verified using data, facts, information, research and statistics to create the monetary amount.

    Affordable housing and affordable transport are important to people within society.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 29, 2020  

  2. affordable

    The fair, just and transparent cost cocreated by a social enterprise, organization or unity government for a product, service, commodity or goods that are accessible to all people.

    Budget airlines use affordable costs to ensure the just amount of people can fly on their aircraft and the aircraft have a just capacity when flying.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 26, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affordable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affordable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of affordable in a Sentence

  1. Franck Langevin:

    It is a simple and affordable weapon in the fight against malaria.

  2. Jerry Avorn:

    Making drugs affordable would not destroy innovation.

  3. Ken Okuyama:

    Automakers have used existing technology and road infrastructure to create cars which have an emotional connection with drivers. This is how they have been adding value to their products, but cars have become commodity products, and, as such, they have to become more functional and even more affordable.

  4. Danda Jaroljmek:

    It's less known than the art market in South Africa or West Africa. We've had much less exposure, prices are affordable and you know we are the new thing so people are interested in what's happening.

  5. Majid Ezzati:

    Policies that enable people in the poorest countries to access healthier foods — particularly reducing salt intake and making fruit and vegetables more affordable and accessible — alongside improving detection by expanding universal health coverage and primary care, and ensuring uninterrupted access to effective drugs, must be financed and implemented to slow the growing epidemic of high blood pressure in low - and middle-income countries.

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