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- Capable of being climbed. [from 16th c.]
- Able to be changed in scale; resizeable. [from 20th c.]
- 2011, David Runciman, “Socialism in One Country”, in London Review of Books, XXXIII.15:
- To use one of the ugliest words in the contemporary lexicon, Glasman and his colleagues believe that micro-democracy is scalable: get it right at the local level, and the rest will follow.
- (computing, logistics, business) Able to greatly increase in capacity, with relative ease. [from 1980s]
- 2002, Craig Hunt, TCP/IP Network Administration 3rd ed, page 82:
- Most systems have a small host table, but it cannot be used for all applications because it is not scalable and does not have a standard method for automatic distribution.
capable of being climbed
able to be changed in scale; resizeable
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Translations to be checked
- “scalable”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “scalable”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- scalable on Wikipedia.Wikipedia