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Capable of being understood through study and observation; comprehensible.

[Late Latin scrūtābilis, searchable, from Latin scrūtārī, to search; see scrutiny.]


rare open to or able to be understood by scrutiny
[C17: from Latin scrūtārī to inspect closely; see scrutiny]
ˌscrutaˈbility n


(ˈskru tə bəl)

[1590–1600; < Latin scrūt(ārī)]


- Describing that which can be understood through scrutiny.
See also related terms for understood.
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Chalmers' project is to analyse several notions of scrutability and then to apply these notions to a variety of debates in philosophy.
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Common Task translates more vividly into photography than into video, because we're less likely to demand narrative scrutability from still images; the gold suits and architecture speak for themselves.
Kant always holds serious epistemological reservations about the scrutability of one's maxims that lie behind one's actions.
Whatever the case, he makes the sheerly banal depiction of the human condition or character seem interesting via a blank irony stretched to the limits of scrutability.