explicable


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ex·plic·a·ble

 (ĭk-splĭk′ə-bəl, ĕk′splĭ-kə-)
adj.
Possible to explain: explicable phenomena; explicable behavior.

ex·plic′a·bly adv.

explicable

(ˈɛksplɪkəbəl; ɪkˈsplɪk-)
adj
capable of being explained

ex•pli•ca•ble

(ˈɛk splɪ kə bəl, ɪkˈsplɪk ə bəl)

adj.
capable of being explained.
[1550–60; < Latin]
ex′pli•ca•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.explicable - capable of being explicated or accounted for; "explicable behavior"
comprehendible, comprehensible - capable of being comprehended or understood; "an idea comprehensible to the average mind"
soluble - susceptible of solution or of being solved or explained; "the puzzle is soluble"
incomprehensible, inexplicable - incapable of being explained or accounted for; "inexplicable errors"; "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"

explicable

adjective definable, understandable, accountable, intelligible, justifiable, explainable, interpretable, resolvable There is no explicable reason for her death.

explicable

adjective
Capable of being explained or accounted for:
Translations
قابِل للشَّرْح والتَّفْسير
forklarlig
magyarázhatómegmagyarázható
skÿranlegur
paaiškinamas
izskaidrojams
vysvetliteľný
açıklanabilir

explicable

[eksˈplɪkəbl] ADJexplicable

explicable

[ɪkˈsplɪkəbəl] adjexplicable

explicable

adjerklärbar

explicable

[ɛksˈplɪkəbl] adj (frm) → spiegabile
for no explicable reason → senza un motivo plausibile

explicable

(ekˈsplikəbl) adjective
capable of being explained.
References in classic literature ?
Whereupon cards followed, with aunt Kimble's annual failure to follow suit, and uncle Kimble's irascibility concerning the odd trick which was rarely explicable to him, when it was not on his side, without a general visitation of tricks to see that they were formed on sound principles: the whole being accompanied by a strong steaming odour of spirits-and-water.
A beauty not explicable is dearer than a beauty which we can see to the end of.
It was notorious that the Salon had refused pictures which were afterwards famous; it was the first time Philip had sent, and he must expect a rebuff; Flanagan's success was explicable, his picture was showy and superficial: it was just the sort of thing a languid jury would see merit in.
Thus a phenomenon, curious but explicable, was happening under these strange conditions.
On the other hand, the fact that instincts are not always absolutely perfect and are liable to mistakes;--that no instinct has been produced for the exclusive good of other animals, but that each animal takes advantage of the instincts of others;--that the canon in natural history, of 'natura non facit saltum' is applicable to instincts as well as to corporeal structure, and is plainly explicable on the foregoing views, but is otherwise inexplicable,--all tend to corroborate the theory of natural selection.
Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history.
I cite these examples because, at the time, the case appeared to me to be only explicable by the inexplicable,--that is to say, by an event outside of known natural laws.
Thus the tendency to repeat a previous performance (which is easily explicable without the intervention of "consciousness") leads to a greater emphasis on the successful movement than on any other, and in time causes it alone to be performed.
Judge Graham Cottle told Bower: "You gave a chilling account of your actions and it is all explicable on the basis of mental illness.
He explained that he had an unhappy childhood and said of his crime: 'It was never excusable but it was explicable.
Leighton Davies QC, defending, said: ``This was a crime which we say was explicable only by the severe delusions the defendant was suffering.
The popularity of chaos theory may be due to the comforting implication that nature is ultimately explicable, if not exactly predictable.