transferable

If something can be transferred from one person to another, it's transferable. That's good news, if you're talking about front-row tickets to the Mariah Carey concert.

One way that anthropologists decide whether a group has a "culture" is by determining whether the skills and habits they practice are transferable from one generation to the next. For example, chimps are known to teach their young how to use twigs to fish for grubs. That means the skill gets passed on — it's transferable. In the legal or financial sense, transferable refers to something the value of which can be passed from one person to another. Remember: those airline tickets aren't transferable: only you can use them!

Definitions of transferable
  1. adjective
    capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another
    synonyms: movable, moveable, transferrable, transportable
    mobile
    moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)
  2. adjective
    legally transferable to the ownership of another
    synonyms: assignable, conveyable, negotiable, transferrable
    alienable
    transferable to another owner
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