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Definition of understandable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of behavior, 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)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: understandable