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Definition of the adjective allowable

What does allowable mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. deductible according to the tax laws
  2. that may be permitted especially as according to rule
  3. deserving to be allowed or considered

Alternative definition of the adjective allowable


  1. Appropriate; satisfactory; acceptable.
  2. Intellectually admissible; valid; probable.
  3. Able to be added or deducted in consideration of something.
  4. Permissible; tolerable; legitimate.
  5. [obsolete] Praiseworthy.

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Google previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

Allowable rhymes — Cape, tape, etc., cheap, heap, and swap. APE. — Ape, cape , chape, grape, rape, scrape, shape, escape, mape, crape, tape, etc. Allowable rhymes — heap, keep, etc. APH.— See AFF. APSE. — Lapse, elapse, relapse ...

Google previewThe National Encyclopaedia of Business and Social Forms, Embracing the Laws of Etiquette and Good Society ... (1879)

by James D. McCabe

Allowable rllymer, worse, curse, etc., remorse, coarse, course, corse, etc. ORST, see URST. ORT, see ART. ORT, rhyming with WART. Short, sort, exhort, consort, distort, extort, resort, retort, snort. Allowable rbymer, fort, court, port, report, etc., ...

Google previewThe Household Encyclopaedia of Business and Social Forms Embracing the Laws of Etiquette and Good Society ... (1884)

Being a Practical Guide to the Preparation of Business and Legal Documents ... Enriched with Full and Carefully Prepared Tables of Reference Containing Important Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific and Other Useful Knowledge ... Forming a Complete and Comprehensive Book of Reference ...

and tie preterits and participles of verbs in ow, as owed, showed, etc Allowable rkynus, blood, flood, clod, bod, nod, broad, fraud, etc.

Google previewA Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language in Which, I. The Whole Laguage is Arranged According to Its Terminations. II. Every Word is Explained and Divided Into Syllables Exactly as Pronounced ... to which ... is Added an Index of Allowable Rhymes, with Authorities for Their Usage from Our Best Poets (1859)

by John Walker

Allowable rhymes, dwarf, wharf. ARGE. Barge, charge, large, targe, diseharge, o' ercharge, surcharge, enlarge. Allowable rhymes, verge, emerge, gorge, forge, urge, &c See Preface to Index, Obs. 3. ARK. Bark, cark, elark, dark, lark, mark, park ...

Google previewAn International Dictionary of Accounting and Taxation (2004)

Twelve Thousand Plus Entries on Accounting, Auditing and Taxation in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia by Guy Wanjialin

allowable business expense <UK> = deductible business expense. allowable business investment loss (ABIL) < Canada> business investment loss that can be deducted against taxable income. allowable ...

Google previewThe Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language, in which the Whole Language is Arranged According to Its Terminations (1860)

Allowable rhymes, dwarf, wharf. AEGE. Barge, charge, large, targe, discharge, overcharge, surcharge, en large. Allowable rhymes, verge, emerge, gorge, forge, urge, &c See Preface to Index, Obs. 3. ABK. Bark, cark, dark, dark, lark, mark, park ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1992)

Volume 42 - Pressure-Relieving Devices: Rupture Disks: Selection of to Process Control and Dynamics: Savings from Upgrading by John J. McKetta Jr

the allowable tensile stress / must be modified by a joint efficiency E. The term K in Eq. (3) is simply the ratio djd, of outside shell diameter to inside shell diameter. Note: European codes and ...

Google previewDictionary of Natural Resource Management (2011)

by Katherine Dunster

See also ALLOWABLE cut effect Autochthonous; Benthic Invertebrates. allogamy Cross-fertilization between flowers, including geitonogamy and xenogamy. See also Autogamy. allogenic The species changes within an ecosystem that result ...

Google previewA rhyming dictionary ... Fourth edition, improved (1824)

by John WALKER (the Philologist.)

Allowable rhyme, warp. .* A R S H. Harsh, marsh, &c. - A. R. T. Art, cart, dart, hart, mart, part, smart, tart, start, apart, depart, impart, dispart, counterpart. Perfect rhymes, heart, &c. Allowable rhymes, wart, thwart, &c. hurt, &c. dirt, flirt, &c. pert, &c.

Google previewThe Royal Standard English Dictionary (1800)

In which the Words are Not Only Rationally Divided Into Syllables, Accurately Accented, Their Part of Speech Properly Distinguished and Their Various Significations Arranged in One Line; But, Likewise, by a Key to this Work ... it Exhibits Their True Pronunciation ... To which is Prefixed, a Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. To the Whole are Added, the Scripture Proper Names in the Old and New Testaments, Names of the Principal Cities, Rivers, Mountains, &c. in the Known World: Also, the Ancient and Modern Poets, Philosophers, and Statesmen, &c. ... by William Perry (lecturer in the Academy at Edinburgh.)

Allowable rhyme, warp. A R S H. Harsh, marsh, ice. ART. Art, cart, dart, hart, mart, part, smart, tart, start, apart, depart, impel. dispart, counterpart. Perfect rhymes, heart, NC. Allowable rlnues, tears, thwart, Etc. hurt, tkc. diri,jiirt, Sec. pert, 4cc See ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

man op manually operated MAO maximum allowable overpull MAOP maximum allowable operating pressure MAPE magnesium pellets MAPL 1) Michigan Association of Professional Landmen ( 2) Mississippi ...

Google previewRSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary (2012)

by RSMeans

allowable ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

allowable charge /.;lou'obol/, the maximum amount that a third party, usually an ...

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There are allowable limits for radiation going - I mean there's radiation all around us. There's radiation from your television set. There's radiation from your computer. There's radiation actually occurring in the ground. (William Scranton)
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Scrabble value of A1L1L1O1W4A1B3L1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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