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Definition of the adjective tenable
What does tenable mean as an attribute of a noun?
adjective - degrees: -
Alternative definition of the adjective tenable
- [context: of a theory, argument etc] capable of being maintained or justified; well-founded
- antonym: untenable
- [context: of a defensive structure] capable of being defended against assault or attack; defensible
Definition of the adjective tenable for high school students
- able to be defended or maintained
- example: The department heads tore down the arguments in other people's theses, but Johari's work proved to be quite tenable.
The adjective tenable is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
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... To which are Prefixed Principles of English Pronunciation; ... Third Edition. By John Walker, ...
tenable, tonet, tonor, tenure. From this survey of our dictionaries we find them uniform only in the word tenor, and this uniformity seems founded on the bes, usage. They are equally divided on the word tenet; and if analogy were to decide it ...
Multilingual Law Dictionary (1979)
by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo
de ~, 5797 faire son ~, 4596 tenable traite.
An Unconventional Handbook by Charles Dickens
two exhibitions of £s° a year, tenable for two years. FIELDEN SCHOLARSHIPS IN GERMAN AND FRENCH.— At the close of every session two scholarships, one of j£is and one of £10, will be ...
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Scrabble value of T1E1N1A1B3L1E1
The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of TENABLE
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