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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pass·able /ˈpæsəbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pass·a·ble a.
 1. Capable of being passed, traveled, navigated, traversed, penetrated, or the like; as, the roads are not passable; the stream is passablein boats.
    His body's a passable carcass if it be not hurt; it is a throughfare for steel.   --Shak.
 2. Capable of being freely circulated or disseminated; acceptable; generally receivable; current.
    With men as with false money -- one piece is more or less passable than another.   --L'Estrange.
    Could they have made this slander passable.   --Collier.
 3. Such as may be accepted or allowed to pass without serious objection; adequate; acceptable; tolerable; admissable; moderate; mediocre.
    My version will appear a passable beauty when the original muse is absent.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: able to be passed or traversed or crossed; "the road is
             passable" [ant: impassable]
      2: about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a
         secretary" [syn: adequate, fair to middling]
      3: neither good nor bad; "an indifferent performance"; "a
         gifted painter but an indifferent actor"; "her work at the
         office is passable"; "a so-so golfer"; "feeling only
         so-so"; "prepared a tolerable dinner"; "a tolerable
         working knowledge of French" [syn: indifferent, so-so(p),