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Definitions for considerable
kənˈsɪd ər ə bəlcon·sid·er·able

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word considerable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. considerable(adj)

    large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree

    "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"

Wiktionary

  1. considerable(Adjective)

    Significant; worth considering.

    I've spent a considerable amount of time on this.

  2. considerable(Adjective)

    Large in amount.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Considerable(adj)

    worthy of consideration, borne in mind, or attended to

    Etymology: [Cf. F. considrable.]

  2. Considerable(adj)

    of some distinction; noteworthy; influential; respectable; -- said of persons

    Etymology: [Cf. F. considrable.]

  3. Considerable(adj)

    of importance or value

    Etymology: [Cf. F. considrable.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'considerable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1020

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'considerable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2449

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'considerable' in Adjectives Frequency: #127

How to pronounce considerable?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of considerable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of considerable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of considerable in a Sentence

  1. John Fluke:

    This is really complex and what is needed is some considerable effort to use surveillance data in targeted ways to help determine what prevention and treatment approaches are most effective for specific populations.

  2. Erick Rodrigues:

    From a liquidity perspective the situation is very critical, it would be very hard to put a percentage on the potential recovery value, but we do think there is going to be a considerable haircut.

  3. Khaled Al Milaji:

    With the last forced evacuation, considerable number of medical staff moved out, the remaining staff can barely handle the very basic health care needs of the besieged population in Ghouta, yesterday's attack was a horrible catastrophe and a mark of absence of accountability in the international community.

  4. Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (1972):

    History does not record anywhere at any time a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unknown without help. But, like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it.

  5. Olivier Jakob:

    You have a considerable build in the U.S., there has been a lot of waiting and hoping for the first drop of stocks in Cushing and that has not happened yet.

Images & Illustrations of considerable

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    • A. profound
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