actionable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

action +‎ -able. Compare Late Latin actionabilis. See action.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæk.ʃə.nə.bəl/
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Adjective[edit]

actionable (comparative more actionable, superlative most actionable)

  1. That can be acted on; that can be used as the basis for taking action.
    • 2015, Scott Ritter, London Review of Books, vol. 37 no. 13:
      By 1996 most of Unscom’s leads had dried up and my need for actionable information was such that the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) agreed to deal with me directly.
  2. (law) Affording grounds for legal action.
    I'm sure it's not good of me to write that he's a lush, but is it actionable?
    Clearly the libelous book is actionable, but I'm not commenting on anything to do with legal issues.

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