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Definition of understandable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    understandable

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈstændəbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈstændəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1(of behaviour, feelings, reactions, etc.) seeming normal and reasonable in a particular situation synonym natural Their attitude is perfectly understandable. It was an understandable mistake to make.
  2. 2(of language, documents, etc.) easy to understand synonym comprehensible Warning notices must be readily understandable.
  3. Word Familyunderstand verb (misunderstand)understandable adjectivemisunderstood adjectiveunderstanding adjective noun (misunderstanding)Extra examples It is certainly understandable that he would be so devoted to his home and family. The author makes complex topics understandable by using simple words and examples. The instructions must be understandable to the average user. For understandable reasons they are unwilling to volunteer any information. It was understandable that she did not want to talk to the police. Their attitude is perfectly understandable.
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