measurable

measurable
mea|su|ra|ble [ˈmeʒərəbəl] adj
1.) large or important enough to have an effect that can be seen or felt
The law has had little measurable effect since it was introduced two years ago.
2.) able to be measured
measurable results
>measurably adv
The company is working to make its environmental performance measurably better.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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