from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being referred; that may be assigned; admitting of being considered as belonging or related to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being referred, or considered in relation to something else; assignable; ascribable.

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  • adjective Capable of being referred to

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  • adjective capable of being assigned or credited to


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refer +‎ -able


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  • Incidentally, pochard bones from Reunion may or may not be anything to do with the Madagascar pochard (Mourer-Chauviré et al. 1999): if the Reunion bones are referable to this species, then it had a far wider range in the recent past than it did in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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  • The famous ‘big momma’ specimen (an animal preserved atop an egg-filled nest), and an embryonic specimen, also appear referable to Citipati.

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  • Various taxonomically indeterminate Crato Formation specimens also seem referable to the group.

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  • A population discovered at Tsinjoarivo in 1999, originally thought referable to P. diadema, is morphologically distinctive and might represent a new species.

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  • Wilson (2002) regarded Sauroposiedon as referable to Brachiosaurus

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  • Incidentally, I should have mentioned somewhere that Wilson (2002) regarded Sauroposiedon as referable to Brachiosaurus which, if correct, would of course make MIWG. 7306 a member of Brachiosaurus too.

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  • Their Protocetus species have since been shown to be referable to a new genus that is part of a newly recognised, highly unusual basal whale group, Remingtonocetidae (Kumar & Sahni 1986).

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  • In their review of sauropod species referred to Cetiosaurus, Upchurch & Martin (2003) concluded that ‘C.’ humerocristatus ‘is regarded as a distinct taxon referable to the Brachiosauridae’ but went on to state that ‘[w] e prefer to wait for more complete material before proposing a new name for this taxon’ (p. 213).

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