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abstract +‎ -able


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  • The total (including fossil) groundwater reserves have been estimated at about 500 km3, of which 340 km3 are probably abstractable at an acceptable cost in view of the economic conditions of the country.

    Water profile of Saudi Arabia

  • There is reason to hope for relations like those proposed by FC to be abstractable if the network has the right inputs.

    Willis E on Hansen and Model Reliability « Climate Audit

  • Severely and effectively as Berkeley criticised Locke's account of abstract ideas, the fact remains that abstraction is a primary feature of our whole conceptual system; and the abstractable elements of the sensible presentation being the necessary constituents of all ideative representation are properly denominated ideal.

    Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge


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