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rememberable

adjective; derivation
Able to be remembered. Able to be remembered. The common suffix ‘-able’ is attached to the verb ‘remember,’ resulting in this meaning. This word has a more generalized meaning than the similar adjective ‘memorable’ which indicates that the event or time period being described was unique or especially significant. ‘Rememberable’ simply means that it has not been forgotten, although it may or may not have been significant. The speaker wanted to say that she herself was able to remember events that happened in the 1990s, but she could not remember events from her early childhood in the late 1980s, even though she was alive during those years, and ‘memorable’ was obviously not the correct word.
 
The nineties are actually rememberable.
Etymology : derivation formed from ‘remember’ + ‘-able’
Source : conversation with friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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