What does allowable mean?

Definitions for allowable
əˈlaʊ ə bəlal·low·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allowable(adj)

    deductible according to the tax laws

  2. permissible, allowable(adj)

    that may be permitted especially as according to rule

    "permissible behavior in school"; "a permissible tax deduction"

  3. allowable(adj)

    deserving to be allowed or considered


  1. allowable(Adjective)

    Appropriate; satisfactory; acceptable.

  2. allowable(Adjective)

    Intellectually admissible; valid; probable.

  3. allowable(Adjective)

    Able to be added or deducted in consideration of something.

  4. allowable(Adjective)

    Permissible; tolerable; legitimate.

  5. allowable(Adjective)


  6. Origin: alouable (Modern French allouable), from allouer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allowable(adj)

    praiseworthy; laudable

  2. Allowable(adj)

    proper to be, or capable of being, allowed; permissible; admissible; not forbidden; not unlawful or improper; as, a certain degree of freedom is allowable among friends

  3. Origin: [F. allouable.]

How to pronounce allowable?

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How to say allowable in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of allowable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of allowable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of allowable in a Sentence

  1. Miguel Cerbantes:

    Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the others

  2. Don Yee:

    In my opinion, this outcome was predetermined; there was no fairness in the Wells investigation whatsoever, there is no evidence that Tom directed footballs be set at pressures below the allowable limits.

  3. The Air Force:

    While initial reviews indicate that aircrew transiting through Scotland adhered to all guidance and procedures, we understand that U.S. Service members lodging at higher-end accommodations, even if within government rates, might be allowable but not advisable, even when Air Force aircrews follow all directives and guidance, we must still be considerate of perceptions of not being good stewards of taxpayer funds that might be created through the appearance of aircrews staying at such locations.

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