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investigability

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From investigate +‎ -ability.

NounEdit

investigability (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly philosophy and sciences) The state or condition of being capable of being investigated.
    • 1941, Stefan T. Possony, "Rational Planning for War," Military Affairs, vol. 5, no. 4, p. 226:
      Even in the most scientific science, mathematics, striking examples can be found. . . . It is obviously unnecessary to give examples from the social sciences or from the arts, although these would be even more striking and numerous, for in these fields one must count on a much slighter degree of investigability.
    • 2003, Allardyce Nicoll, Shakespeare Survey, Cambridge Univ. Press, ISBN 9780521523561, p. 108:
      Let us suppose the existence of three concentric circles. . . . The partition is meant to indicate degrees of scientific investigability.