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Possible to overcome; surmountable: superable problems.

[Latin superābilis, from superāre, to overcome, from super, over; see uper in Indo-European roots.]

su′per·a·bly adv.


(ˈsuːpərəbəl; -prəbəl)
able to be surmounted or overcome
[C17: from Latin superābilis, from superāre to overcome]
ˌsuperaˈbility, ˈsuperableness n
ˈsuperably adv


(ˈsu pər ə bəl)

capable of being overcome; surmountable.
[1620–30; < Latin superābilis=superā(re) to overcome (derivative of super; see super-) + -bilis -ble]
su`per•a•bil′i•ty, su′per•a•ble•ness, n.
su′per•a•bly, adv.
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Adj.1.superable - capable of being surmounted or excelled
surmountable - capable of being surmounted or overcome; "situations of measurable and surmountable danger"


adjüberwindbar, überwindlich
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Why, under these circumstances, should the force of gravity not be superable? Conversely, why are autoscopy, levitation, and flight so commonly found in recent Russian apocalyptic fiction?
On the contrary, most of Douglas's work displays a tragic fracture, a tension that may appear superable in rare hopeful moments but can never be fully redeemed.
But our disagreements are almost superable because Lupton is often persuasive and usefully provocative; she synthesizes a great variety of material; and, given the discursive traditions of my own discipline, her self-conscious exposition is impressive.
In this way, the one best way method is never definitive or imposed from above, but is rather an idea with a mobile limit, which can be extended through continuous improvement obtained by successive innovations, each of which appears in its turn to be superable and open to further innovation.
Es decir, aquella experiencia de la verdad se da gracias a la precomprension que el hombre como ser-en-el-mundo tiene de lo mundano; la influencia fenomenologica y neokantiana es visible aunque superable, tal precomprension no es constitutiva de lo humano.