ponderable


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pon·der·a·ble

 (pŏn′dər-ə-bəl)
adj.
Considerable enough to be weighed or assessed; appreciable: ponderable results; ponderable issues.

pon′der·a·bil′i·ty n.
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ponderable

(ˈpɒndərəbəl)
adj
1. able to be evaluated or estimated; appreciable
2. capable of being weighed or measured
n
(often plural) something that can be evaluated or appreciated; a substantial thing
ˌponderaˈbility n
ˈponderably adv
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pon•der•a•ble

(ˈpɒn dər ə bəl)

adj.
1. worth serious consideration.
2. having appreciable weight.
[1640–50; < Late Latin]
pon`der•a•bil′i•ty, pon′der•a•ble•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ponderable - capable of being weighed or considered; "something ponderable from the outer world--something of which we can say that its weight is so and so"- James Jeans
imponderable - difficult or impossible to evaluate with precision; "such imponderable human factors as aesthetic sensibility"
2.ponderable - capable of being thought about; "space flight to other galaxies becomes more cogitable"
thinkable - capable of being conceived or imagined or considered
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ponderable

adjective
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ponderable

[ˈpɒndərəbl] ADJponderable
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As a rule, they were stuffed with fear--and with a fear so strange and alien that it had no ponderable quality.
Malaita the real, Malaita the concrete and ponderable, vanished and vanished for ever, as Meringe had vanished, as Skipper had vanished, into the nothingness.
No doubt such marvellous signs are really ponderable intended to know the reality of existence.
personality is ponderable: "it is possible that personality represents the most profound and intense of all African survivals" (Houston, 1990, 119).
The index IP is a modification of ponderable index proposed initially by Beaumord & Junior (1994) (Ferreira & Petrere, 2009), useful to measure the representativeness of each species as a relative contribution (values varying between 0-1).
It's ponderable where their ego goes when they ask for a heap of things that become a prerequisite for marriage to those girls?
Toda obra de arte puede ser juzgada segun dos valores distintos: puede ser juzgada segun su valor concreto, real, ponderable, que la ubica en tal genero artistico y senala su fidelidad a un canon determinado, es decir, a un corriente sistema de ponderaciones; y puede ser juzgada segun ese valor abstracto, virtual, imponderable que la obra guarda en si, y cuya operacion secreta es la de fecundar el entendimiento del que la gusta, embarcandolo en cual o tal estilo de meditacion o de contemplacion.