defensible


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de·fen·si·ble

 (dĭ-fĕn′sə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being defended, protected, or justified: defensible arguments.

de·fen′si·bil′i·ty, de·fen′si·ble·ness n.
de·fen′si·bly adv.

defensible

(dɪˈfɛnsɪbəl)
adj
capable of being defended, as in war, an argument, etc
deˌfensiˈbility, deˈfensibleness n
deˈfensibly adv

de•fen•si•ble

(dɪˈfɛn sə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being defended against assault or injury.
2. able to be defended in argument; justifiable.
[1250–1300; < Late Latin]
de•fen`si•bil′i•ty, n.
de•fen′si•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.defensible - capable of being defended
invulnerable - immune to attack; impregnable; "gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"

defensible

defensible

adjective
1. Capable of being defended against armed attack:
2. Capable of being justified:
Translations

defensible

[dɪˈfensɪbl] ADJdefendible; [action] → justificable

defensible

[dɪˈfɛnsɪbəl] adj [opinion, system, action] → défendable
morally defensible → moralement défendable

defensible

adj
(lit)wehrhaft; because of its position the town wasn’t defensibledie Stadt war wegen ihrer Lage nicht zu verteidigen
(= justifiable) behaviour, argumentvertretbar, zu verteidigen pred

defensible

[dɪˈfɛnsɪbl] adjgiustificabile
References in classic literature ?
I am greatly mistaken, notwithstanding, if there be any article in the whole plan more completely defensible than this.
If the plan of the convention, therefore, be found to depart from the republican character, its advocates must abandon it as no longer defensible.
The Saxon architect had exhausted his art in rendering the main keep defensible, and there was no other circumvallation than a rude barrier of palisades.
He didn't stbp running until he was in what seemed to him a strongly defensible position near Luna Island.
He slept in a good defensible position at the extremity of the rocky point that runs out to the Canadian Fall, and in the night he woke in panic terror and fired his gun.
It's defensible if his decision was based on a reasonable suspicion Qualcomm's trailblazing research into 5G wireless technology might be transferred to Chinese tech companies that Broadcom has relationships with.
While these changes are defensible in narrow terms given the continuing deficit, they are not defensible in the way they were placed within a Budget that benefits higher earning taxpayers, he argued.
In a parting shot at Chancellor George Osborne, the former party leader said while the cuts were "defensible in narrow terms, given the continuing deficit, they are not defensible in the way they were placed within a Budget that benefits higher-earning taxpayers".
Tenders are invited for Individual defensible space boundary marking, identifying and marking tress for removal, and creating a project map that includes an aerial view of the defensible space.
The goal: an automated process that is consistent, and defensible.
Thinking about the cyber issues that face us, coming up with a defensible system is important and cloud computing is one way to help make that possible.
Netanyahu asked Gold in 1997 to accompany him to the Map Room in the basement of the White House for an intimate meeting with President Bill Clinton and one other official in which the IDF's concept of defensible borders was laid out to the United States.