- scalable scal‧a‧ble [ˈskeɪləbl] adjective COMPUTING1. a scalable machine, system etc can be increased in size:
• We needed a computer system that was scalable and that could keep up with our growing number of users.2. scalable computer Graphics can vary in size as necessary— scalability noun [uncountable]
* * *scalable UK US /ˈskeɪləbl/ adjective► a business or system that is scalable can successfully grow larger using the same methods: »
These deals would make Amazon's business scalable and efficient.► IT used to describe a system that can be made larger, for example by adding extra hardware, or deal with extra work without affecting its performance: »
The supercomputing system combines true scalable performance with high production.► IT used to describe computer graphics (= pictures) that can be increased or reduced in sizescalability► »
There are doubts about the profitability and the scalability of the company's web business.
Financial and business terms. 2012.