Meaning of discoverable in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈskʌv(ə)rəb(ə)l/

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  • 1Able to be discovered or found; findable.

    ‘the traces of his pen are readily discoverable on every page’
    • ‘there must be some discoverable patterns’
    • ‘It might contain an underlying message that overrides careful analysis discoverable only by the few who go through it with a fine-tooth comb.’
    • ‘The germs sent to Florida, New York and Washington appeared to be of the same strain - thus connecting one to the other, if not to any discoverable source.’
    • ‘Remember such steps are potentially discoverable by a future purchaser.’
    • ‘The consequences of such a conflict are not discoverable.’
    • ‘My indigent unguided friends, I should think some work might be discoverable for you.’
    • ‘History is not a chain of meaningless and often accidental occurrences, but a necessary process heading towards a discoverable goal.’
    • ‘The actual state of a person's mind is not always readily discoverable.’
    • ‘It is not at all obvious that such underlying structures exist, let alone that they are discoverable by us.’
    • ‘They would never be discoverable within an individual lifetime, so they become irrelevant.’
    • ‘The purpose of this term is to ensure that the terms of the licence, and the constraints on its use, are readily discoverable by everyone who acquires a copy.’
    1. 1.1Computing (of online content) tending or designed to be easily found by users via a search engine, within an application, or on a website.
      ‘the keywords appearing in the content are discoverable through search engines’
      • ‘your content needs to be easily discoverable and accessible to the tablet user’
      • ‘The trap, and the myth, of discoverability is that in any design, not everything can be discoverable.’
      • ‘You might want to invest in making different things discoverable for different types of users.’
      • ‘Any devices in range and discoverable will respond, and are then listed, with their names.’
      • ‘The user interface is not obvious and not easily discoverable, so you'll need a little help to be able to use it.’
      • ‘Since then I've checked on my phone a couple of times while I've been in public and there are a lot of discoverable devices out there.’
      • ‘It's also possible for an item to be discoverable, but difficult to use.’
      • ‘Good systems provide some basic constructions for making elements discoverable that can easily be reused.’
      • ‘Every public update sent to Twitter from anywhere in the world 24/7 can be instantly indexed and made discoverable via our newly launched real-time search.’
      • ‘The search engine says it aims to make the world's books "discoverable online" by offering both well known classics and obscure titles on every conceivable subject.’
      • ‘All things can not be easily discoverable because everything is limited.’