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

adj capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another

movable, moveable, transferrable, transportable
moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)

adj legally transferable to the ownership of another

assignable, conveyable, negotiable, transferrable
transferable to another owner

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