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ten·a·ble

 (tĕn′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being maintained in argument; rationally defensible: a tenable theory.
2. Capable of being held against assault; defensible: a tenable outpost.
3. Capable of enduring or of being tolerated: a tenable situation.

[French, from Old French, from tenir, to hold, from Latin tenēre; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

ten′a·bil′i·ty, ten′a·ble·ness n.
ten′a·bly adv.

tenable

(ˈtɛnəbəl)
adj
able to be upheld, believed, maintained, or defended
[C16: from Old French, from tenir to hold, from Latin tenēre]
ˌtenaˈbility, ˈtenableness n
ˈtenably adv

ten•a•ble

(ˈtɛn ə bəl)

adj.
capable of being held, maintained, or defended.
[1570–80; < French: that can be held =ten(ir) to hold (« Latin tenēre) + -able -able]
ten`a•bil′i•ty, ten′a•ble•ness, n.
ten′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tenable - based on sound reasoning or evidence; "well-founded suspicions"
reasonable, sensible - showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"

tenable

tenable

adjective
1. Capable of being justified:
2. Capable of being defended against armed attack:
Translations

tenable

[ˈtenəbl] ADJ [argument] → sostenible, defendible; [proposal] → válido

tenable

[ˈtɛnəbəl] adj [argument, position] → défendable

tenable

adj
(Mil) positionhaltbar; (fig) opinion, theoryhaltbar, vertretbar
pred a post tenable for lifeeine Lebensstellung, eine Stelle auf Lebenszeit; a post tenable for two yearseine auf zwei Jahre befristete Stelle

tenable

[ˈtɛnəbl] adjsostenibile
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