Related to scrutable: prohibitively, inconvenient, ladened


Capable of being understood through study and observation; comprehensible.

[Late Latin scrūtābilis, searchable, from Latin scrūtārī, to search; see scrutiny.]
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rare open to or able to be understood by scrutiny
[C17: from Latin scrūtārī to inspect closely; see scrutiny]
ˌscrutaˈbility n
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(ˈskru tə bəl)

[1590–1600; < Latin scrūt(ārī)]
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- Describing that which can be understood through scrutiny.
See also related terms for understood.
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These models are more scrutable than trying to understand the contributions of thousands of distributed weights and links in top-performing multilayered neural networks or forests of decision trees.
For instance, why can't some Chinese be scrutable, and why can't my appearance (still) be kempt?
But understanding the phenomenon is growing harder, because the scrutable openness of the early years of internet development has given way to the walled gardens of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Neuroscience has made the inscrutable brain somewhat scrutable: it has rendered physical and mental distress more equally susceptible to objective medical proof.
Weightless, unhinged, Eons from even our own moon, we'll drift In the haze of space, which will be, once And for all, scrutable and safe.
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Now that the human is becoming empirically scrutable across myriad dimensions--now that his claims have a genuinely cognitive baseline of comparison--the inexorable processes that rendered meaning fantastic across external nature are beginning to render more proximate forms of meaning fantastic as well.
When such statesmen can also write--as could Lincoln or Churchill, in spades--political art and understanding come together in a scrutable manner.
well, just a little bit scrutable."--John Penhallow
It is blunt and scrutable. There's a sense that it's entitled to its huge presence, and it's not wearable in the normal sense.