renewable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “renewable” in the English Dictionary

"renewable" in American English

See all translations

renewableadjective [not gradable]

 us   /rɪˈnu·ə·bəl/
Renewable substances can be used and easily replaced: renewable energy resources
(Definition of renewable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"renewable" in Business English

See all translations

renewableadjective

uk   /rɪˈnjuːəbl/  us   /rɪˈnuːəbl/
NATURAL RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENT relating to forms of energy that are produced using the sun, wind, etc., or from crops, rather than those using fuels such as oil or coal: renewable electricity/fuel/power renewable materials/resources Sorghum is a brand new cash crop that can be burned as a fuel and is therefore a renewable source of energy.
LAW if an agreement or an official document is renewable, its use can be continued for an extra period of time: a renewable lease The initial contract is for two years, renewable annually by mutual agreement.
(Definition of renewable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of renewable?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“renewable” in Business English

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

galaxy

one of the independent groups of stars in the universe

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More