Definition of Allowable in English :

Define Allowable in English

Allowable meaning in English

Meaning of Allowable in English

Pronunciation of Allowable in English

Allowable pronunciation in English

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1. allowable

deductible according to the tax laws

2. allowable, permissible

that may be permitted especially as according to rule

Example Sentences:
'permissible behavior in school'
'a permissible tax deduction'

3. allowable

deserving to be allowed or considered

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of allowable
permissible; admissible
(of financial costs) that can be allowed or justified

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see synonyms of allowable
that can be allowed; permissible

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see synonyms of allowable
v. al·lowed, al·low·ing, al·lows
1. To let do or happen; permit: We allow smoking only in restricted areas.
2. To permit the presence of: No pets are allowed inside.
3. To permit to have: allow oneself a little treat.
4. To make provision for; assign: The schedule allows time for a coffee break.
5. To plan for in case of need: allow two inches in the fabric for shrinkage.
6. To grant as a discount or in exchange: allowed me 20 dollars on my old typewriter.
7. Chiefly Southern & Midland US
a. To admit; concede: I allowed he was right.
b. To think; suppose: "We allow he's straight" (American Speech).
c. To assert; declare: Mother allowed that we'd better come in for dinner.
1. To offer a possibility; admit: The poem allows of several interpretations.
2. To take a possibility into account; make allowance: In calculating profit, retailers must allow for breakage and spoilage.

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