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Suppose that we're playing a card game. One of the rules is that you can double the numerical value of a card if it fulfills a set of conditions.

So, there are two types of cards: those that can be doubled and those that can't.

Is there a single word that can be used to describe a card that "can be doubled"? Basically, double-able.

None of your cards is double-able!

Which sounds a bit awkward. I know that I can say

None of your cards can be doubled!

But I was wondering if there is a one-word solution.

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Doubleable and doublable both seem fine. Which one is a question, I suppose, of whether you pronounce it with four syllables or three. I was looking for roots of Old English origin that might sound more natural, but the closest I found were:

  • twofoldtwofoldable

  • -lictwicelike

  • -bæretwobearing

None of these beats doublable for a modern English coinage.

  • Doublable has a precise meaning, but when you play cards, you're prone to engage in libation, and God be with ya then with those liquids and obstruents... – Talia Ford Sep 20 '13 at 6:17
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Also consider:
twinnable, “That can be twinned”
dual, in the sense “Exhibiting duality; characterized by having two (usually equivalent) components”
duplicative, “of, related to, or being a duplicate”
redundant, “Superfluous; exceeding what is necessary” and also “Duplicating or able to duplicate the function of another component of a system...”

  • +1 for twinnable, but the rest seem misleading (without game specific definition). – bib Sep 20 '13 at 11:13
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duplicable

adj. capable of being duplicated.

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    This word has a less spot on meaning than doubleable has, but for an informal setting such as the given, I'd rather be imprecise and understood than precise and laughed at. ^__^ – Talia Ford Sep 20 '13 at 6:36
  • You could specify it a bit more and say ‘reduplicable’—that means exactly what the asker is looking for, though I've only ever heard it about sounds and words in language that can be reduplicated. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Sep 20 '13 at 8:14

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