Meaning of tenable

ten•a•ble

Pronunciation: (ten'u-bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. capable of being held, maintained, or defended, as against attack or dispute: a tenable theory.
  2. capable of being occupied, possessed, held, or enjoyed, as under certain conditions: a research grant tenable for two years.
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