Incorrect spelling, explanation:
scaleable is a misspelling, but a very common one. Why? Because the adjective scalable is a derivative of the verb scale. As you can see, it ends with the -e letter. Although, you have to remember that these two vowels: -e and -a (from the suffix -able) cannot occur alongside each other. That’s why it disappears in the spelling. Scalable is the only correct version.
Correct spelling, explanation: the adjective scalable is a derivative of the verb scale. To create a verbal adjective, one must add the regular suffix -able to the end of the root – that is the general rule. However, when a verb ends in a silent -e, we drop the -e. Therefore, the correct form is scalable and the incorrect one is
Definition of scalable:
adjective, able to be changed in size or scale
Our operating system is scalable, reliable, and performs well.
Scalable parallel algorithms are required to handle large and growing data sizes.
Collocations with scalable:
Some most commonly used collocations include: scalable font and scalable technology.
Scalable font can increase in size without causing any degradation in quality.
Scalable technology involves apps, platforms, or programs that can grow and adapt with ease.
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