justifiable

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From Middle French justifiable

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justifiable (comparative more justifiable, superlative most justifiable)

  1. That can be justified.
    • 1917, Albert Einstein, Relativity: The Special and General Theory, Part II.
      It was at all times clear that, from the point of view of the idea it conveys to us, every motion must be considered only as a relative motion. Returning to the illustration we have frequently used of the embankment and the railway carriage, we can express the fact of the motion here taking place in the following two forms, both of which are equally justifiable:
      (a) The carriage is in motion relative to the embankment,
      (b) The embankment is in motion relative to the carriage.
      In (a) the embankment, in (b) the carriage, serves as the body of reference in our statement of the motion taking place.

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justifiable (masculine and feminine, plural justifiables)

  1. justifiable

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