/di mon"streuh beuhl, dem"euhn-/, adj.
1. capable of being demonstrated or proved.
2. clearly evident; obvious: a demonstrable lack of concern for the general welfare.
[1350-1400; ME < OF < LL demonstrabilis, equiv. to L demonstra(re) (see DEMONSTRATE) + -bilis -BLE]

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