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"reasonable" in British English

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reasonableadjective

uk   us   /ˈriː.zən.ə.bl̩/
B2 based on or using good ​judgment and ​thereforefair and ​practical: If you ​tell him what ​happened, I'm ​sure he'll ​understand - he's a reasonable man. He went ​free because the ​jurydecided there was a reasonable doubt about his ​guilt.B1 acceptable: We had a reasonable ​journey. We have a ​strongteam and a reasonable ​chance of ​winning the ​game.B1 not too ​expensive: Tomatoes are very reasonable at this ​time of ​year.

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reasonableness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of reasonable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reasonable" in American English

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reasonableadjective

 us   /ˈri·zə·nə·bəl, ˈriz·nə-/
based on or using good ​judgment, and ​thereforefair and ​practical: Johnson was a reasonable man. It ​seemed like a reasonable ​question/​explanation. Reasonable also ​means not ​expensive: You can still get a good ​house for a very reasonable ​price. Reasonable also ​meanssatisfactory or not ​bad: He could ​readFrench with reasonable ​fluency.
(Definition of reasonable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reasonable" in Business English

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reasonableadjective

uk   us   /ˈriːzənəbl/
a reasonable ​price, ​value, or ​offer seems ​fair and not too ​expensive: In the context of ​currentrobusteconomicgrowth, these ​shareslook reasonable ​value. a reasonable ​price/​offer/​deal
sensible and ​fair: We believe that our ​auditsprovide a reasonable ​basis for the ​opinionexpressed above. a reasonable ​approach/​assumption/argumentit is reasonable to assume/expect/suppose, etc. According to ​financialexperts, it is reasonable to expect ​rates to ​climb to 3% over the next ​year.it is reasonable that It seems reasonable that ​citizens should know whether their ​taxes are being ​spent wisely.
a reasonable ​amount, ​rate, etc. is neither too large nor too ​small: Most ​economistsforecast reasonable ​growth in ​GDP next ​year. Overall ​pricing of ​products should reflect the ​cost of ​producing them, along with a reasonable ​profitmargin for the ​business.
(Definition of reasonable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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