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  • adj. Able to be recognized.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being recognized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being recognized, known, or acknowledged. Also spelled recognisable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being recognized
  • adj. easily perceived; easy to become aware of


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From recognize + -able.


  • This is but yet another reason why law schools no longer teach very much law, in any sense of the term recognizable to a practicing lawyer.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Some Choice Words on Law School Faculty Hiring

  • Friedman and Fuchs also provide a handy description of the elements of "stability" against which most innovative writers are rebelling: "Plot linearity that implies a story's purposeful forward movement; a single, authoritative storyteller; well-motivated characters interacting in recognizable social patterns; the crucial conflict deterring the protagonist from the ultimate goal; the movement to closure ...."

    Experimental Fiction

  • Anonymous who posted about having to look for particular anatomy before determining whether a person was male or female: I was always taught that you should be recognizable from a distance, as male or female.

    Modest Feminine Dress From the Pages of 1990 Victoria Magazine

  • The Hong Kong trader and the Tokyo nerve gas bomber are recognizable from the headlines of the past few years, is the physicist or the DJ based, however loosely, on a contemporary person?

    David Mitchell discusses his first novel, Ghostwritten

  • For all its emphasis on a mileu characterized by rebelliousness (however directed in recognizable channels) and noncomformity, The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus is rather well-controlled and ultimately fairly conventional in its movement toward a kind of rounded-off closure.

    Narrative Strategies

  • Located about 240 miles (385 kilometers) southeast of Lima, the glyphs are only fully recognizable from the air, and 30-minute overflights are popular with travelers.

    Tourist Plane Crashes Near Famous Nazca Lines, 6 Killed

  • The most likely route of attack would be surreptitiously planting a bomb or bombs, not attacking in recognizable groups that could be deterred or counter-attacked by aerial bombing or firing guns or missiles from helicopters.

    William Hartung: Rethinking the Saudi Arms Deal

  • The fourth most frequently represented deity is the Death God, easily recognizable from the sleigh-bell ornaments on his arms and legs or attached to a collar.

    Mesoamerican Religion: Symbolism of the Gods Part One

  • In the marketing and advertising industries, branding & creating logos, that are not only appealing but recognizable, is becoming a greater challenge and producing more competition among graphic designers.

    Branding & Logos « Happy Healthy Hip Parenting

  • In the marketing and advertising industries, branding & creating logos, that are not only appealing but recognizable, is becoming a greater challenge and [...]

    2008 January « Happy Healthy Hip Parenting


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