Today’s word: Allocable


I learned a new word today from a spelling suggestion. Here’s the definition from WordNet, which is still up:

S (adj) allocable. (capable of being distributed)

I’ve been using allocatable in all my technical documentation since I started my career. I’m torn; allocable is succinct and can be found in more dictionaries, but allocatable sounds closer to allocate, which renders the language more approachable. Or is it appropable?

Which do you think is better? Let me know.

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