/nɪ'gəυʃiəb(ə)l/ adjective
1. which can be transferred from one person to another or exchanged for cash
not negotiable which cannot be exchanged for cash
‘not negotiable’ words written on a cheque to show that it can be paid only to a specific person
negotiable cheque a cheque made payable to bearer, i.e. to anyone who holds it
2. which can be discussed so that an agreement is reached
The employer’s offer was not negotiable, so when it was turned down a strike seemed inevitable.
All parts of the offer are negotiable, with the exception of the new manning levels.
The salary for the job is negotiable.
‘…initial salary is negotiable around $45,000 per annum’ [Australian Financial Review]

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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  • negotiable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) open to discussion or modification. 2) able to be traversed; passable. 3) (of a document) able to be transferred or assigned to the legal ownership of another person. DERIVATIVES negotiability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • negotiable — [ni gō′shē ə bəl, ni gō′shə bəl] adj. that can be negotiated; specif., a) legally transferable to another by endorsement or by proper delivery: said of promissory notes, checks, etc. b) that can be passed, crossed, surmounted, etc. negotiability… …   English World dictionary

  • negotiable — Salable. American Banker Glossary A security whose title is transferable by delivery . See also: negotiable instrument. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * negotiable ne‧go‧ti‧a‧ble [nɪˈgəʊʆiəbl, ʆə ǁ ˈgoʊ ] adjective 1. BANKIN …   Financial and business terms

  • negotiable — [[t]nɪgo͟ʊʃəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ Something that is negotiable can be changed or agreed when people discuss it. He warned that his economic programme for the country was not negotiable... The Manor is for sale at a negotiable price. Ant: fixed 2) ADJ …   English dictionary

  • negotiable — ne|go|ti|a|ble [nıˈgəuʃiəbəl, ʃə US ˈgou ] adj 1.) an offer, price, contract etc that is negotiable can be discussed and changed before being agreed on ≠ ↑non negotiable ▪ Part time barman required. Hours and salary negotiable. ▪ The price is not …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • negotiable — adjective 1 an offer, price, contract etc that is negotiable can be discussed and changed before being agreed on: Part time barman required. Hours and salary negotiable. 2 a road, path etc that is negotiable can be travelled along: The road is… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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