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 ?
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.
"That is quite simple; that is easily explicable. I am not his doll--his baby--his infatuation: his nature is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history.
A beauty not explicable is dearer than a beauty which we can see to the end of.
Sentencing him, Judge Peter Armstrong said the breach was "explicable by his condition" and that he needs "one-to-one help".
"This cheapness is explicable on the supposition that the government hands over the wood free of cost, as is stated, to the Provisional authorities who have to find the carpenters and other labor necessary for the constructions of the junks; so that the moderate sums mentioned probably only represent a small portion of the amount actually expended; because the lumber used up to build one of those junks, if sold in the Shanghai market, for instance, would probably fetch more than the nominal cost of the junk."
She is a 75-year- old lady who lives a completely private life and has nothing to do with politics so I was surprised to see that the media chose to splash her name all over in a manner that reeked of sensationalism and bordered on harassment of a senior citizen for no explicable reason," he wrote in a Facebook post.