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 (dĭr′ə-jə-bəl, də-rĭj′ə-bəl)

[Latin dīrigere, to direct; see direct + -ible.]
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able to be steered or directed
(Aeronautics) another name for airship
[C16: from Latin dīrigere to direct]
ˌdirigiˈbility n
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(ˈdɪr ɪ dʒə bəl, dɪˈrɪdʒ ə-)

n. adj.
2. able to be steered.
[1575–85; < Latin dīrig(ere) to direct]
dir`i•gi•bil′i•ty, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dirigible - a steerable self-propelled aircraftdirigible - a steerable self-propelled aircraft
barrage balloon - an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low
sausage balloon, blimp, sausage - a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
car, gondola - the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
lighter-than-air craft - aircraft supported by its own buoyancy
Adj.1.dirigible - capable of being steered or directed
manageable - capable of being managed or controlled
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A. ADJdirigible
B. Ndirigible m
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n(lenkbares) Luftschiff
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Critical to its ambition is how Loon uses stratospheric wind trajectories to achieve a degree of dirigibility. The project differs significantly in this regard from earlier projects such as GHOST.
Equally, the issue of the dirigibility of the Loon balloons renders their legal status more uncertain, both under Federal Aviation Authority and International Civil Aviation Organization guidelines.
Hence, taking the damage propagation and transmit in the microunits into consideration, establishing a new and generalized uniaxial constitutive model which can take into account that both the versatility and the dirigibility is necessary.