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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.
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defensible

(dɪˈfɛnsɪbəl)
adj
capable of being defended, as in war, an argument, etc
deˌfensiˈbility, deˈfensibleness n
deˈfensibly adv
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.defensible - capable of being defended
invulnerable - immune to attack; impregnable; "gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"
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defensible

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defensible

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

defensible

[dɪˈfensɪbl] ADJdefendible; [action] → justificable
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defensible

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

[dɪˈfɛnsɪbl] adjgiustificabile
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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.
A broad California coalition is calling for support for package of bills to create a California Wildfire Warning Center, develop more skilled firefighters and establish defensible space standards
nicotine market, Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog reiterated her Outperform rating on Altria Group shares, stating that her analysis highlights that growth is accelerating and confirms that Altria and Marlboro have "a wide and defensible competitive moat." While management's recently conveyed incrementally more negative outlook for cigarette industry volumes was interpreted by some as a possible warning that the company's long-term pricing and earnings model may be at risk, she disagrees with that view, Herzog tells investors.
"Providers must also post their average charges by Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) for inpatients and their charges for drugs and biologicals—not usually included in a chargemaster—and charges need to be rational and defensible so that the hospital has a reasonable explanation for why the charge is what it is when patients start comparing prices.
The donation will benefit as many as 12 Roaring Fork Valley communities within Eagle County and be distributed as follows: $2,500 per individual defensible space or home ignition zone project and $5,000 per landscape scale fuel-break or community level project
That figure might seem a lot but the Defensible Barracks first appeared on the market in June for a hefty PS1.2m.
TECHNOLOGY HAS BEGUN TO PLAY A LARGER ROLE IN MANAGING WILDFIRE risks by providing new tools to enhance proven mitigation strategies like creating a defensible space around a building, hardening the structure against fire, and developing a business continuity plan.