collectable vs payable what difference

what is difference between collectable and payable

English

Alternative forms

  • collectible (American English)

Etymology

collect +‎ -able

Adjective

collectable (not comparable)

  1. Suitable for collecting.

Noun

collectable (plural collectables)

  1. Anything that someone might want to collect.
    • 2006, Katie Salen Tekinbas, Eric Zimmerman, The Game Design Reader: A Rules of Play Anthology (page 551)
      The mindset of making collectables runs against that of making games—if you succeed in the collectable department then there is a tendency to keep new players out and to drive old ones away because of escalating prices.

Synonyms

  • collector’s item

Translations



English

Etymology

pay +‎ -able

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɪəbl̩/
  • Hyphenation: pay‧able

Adjective

payable (comparative more payable, superlative most payable)

  1. Due to be paid.
    Is value-added tax payable on planning application fees?
  2. Able to be paid.
  3. Of a mine etc.: capable of yielding profit; profitable.

Translations

Noun

payable (countable and uncountable, plural payables)

  1. (in the plural) Debts owed by a business; liabilities.
  2. (sometimes postpositive) A thing that may be paid.

Related terms

  • payability
  • payably

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